GM Changes Leadership to Improve U.S. Sales image

General Motors makes changes in its leadership, hoping this will boost the U.S. sales operations.

The new GM vice president of U.S. sales and service is Alan Batey, former Chevrolet sales chief. Batey will be in charge of GM’s U.S. sales leaders for each brand of the company. Don Johnson will take Batey’s place as Chevrolet sales chief, while Kurt McNeil will be the new U.S. sales VP, after being Cadillac’s U.S. sales leader. Chase Hawkins will take McNeil’s position as Cadillac sales chief and Ed Peper will serve as U.S. vice president of fleet and commercial sales.

“Strengthening our U.S. sales team will help take full advantage of these growth opportunities and continue delivering solid improvements in customer satisfaction, dealer profitability and resale value,” Reuss said in a statement.

The leadership changes will take effect June 1st and are aimed at making U.S. sales operation more efficient. Hawkins, McNeil, Peper and Johnson will report directly to Alan Batey, who in his turn will report to Reuss.