DETROIT -- General Motors Co. has reassigned dozens of product development executives and named new heads of product planning, powertrain engineering and quality.
Product planning moves under CEO Ed Whitacre, from its former position under Vice Chairman Tom Stephens. Stephens retains control of design, engineering and purchasing.
GM announced the shakeup internally Friday. Key changes include:
-- Steve Carlisle, vice president of U.S. sales operations, becomes vice president of global product planning.
-- Carlisle’s role goes to Don Johnson.
-- Jon Lauckner, who had led product planning, will head of GM’s new venture capital unit, reporting to Vice Chairman Steve Girsky.
-- Dan Hancock, vice president of global powertrain engineering, becomes vice president of global strategic product alliances, reporting to Stephens.
-- Jamie Hresko, vice president of global quality, takes over for Hancock.
-- Dan Nicholson, executive director of electronic integration and software, takes over for Hresko.
For a complete list of changes, go to www.autonews.com.