The largest US automaker announced that it had reassigned four top officials, including two of its woman senior executives – while another one chose to part ways with the company.
According to the automaker, Mary Chan – who was in the key position of vice president, global connected consumer – decided to resign from her post, as of March 31. In her position, which includes the oversight of GM’s OnStar communications network, would come Alicia Boler-Davis, named the new senior vice president, global connected customer experience. Previously she was leading GM’s quality organization. Grace Lieblein, who was named vice president, global quality now takes care of her responsibilities. Steve Kiefer, who was named vice president, global purchasing and supply chain assumes Lieblein’s previous duties. Both Boler-Davis and Lieblein report directly to GM Chief Executive Mary Barra.
The company called the new assignments as part of the company’s ongoing strategy to “continue its evolution into a stronger, more customer-centric organization.” Steve Kiefer’s post would be occupied by Dan Nicholson as vice president, global powertrain. Both Kiefer and Nicholson now answer to Mark Reuss, executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain. GM is continuing with its plan to shed the bad image created by the ongoing ignition switch recall debacle.