DETROIT — General Motors' North American president, Alan Batey, and head of global manufacturing operations, Alicia Boler Davis, are leaving the automaker effective April 1.
Batey, a 40-year veteran of the company, will retire, while Boler Davis is leaving "to pursue other opportunities," GM said in separate announcements.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, on Thursday reported Boler Davis will take a position at Amazon Inc., which earlier this month was announced as the lead company in a $700 million investment round in electric vehicle startup Rivian. The newspaper did not report her expected position with the online retail giant.
Succeeding Batey, 56, will be Barry Engle, president of GM International, in the new position of executive vice president and president of the Americas, the automaker said Thursday.
Gerald Johnson, currently vice president of North American manufacturing and labor relations, will replace Boler Davis, 49, who started her career with the automaker in 1994.