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Wednesday, July 25th, GM announced it will eliminate around 20 executive positions in an effort to streamline its global management structure.

GM also said that part of those 20 employees will be reassigned or may opt to leave the company. The company also named Doug L. Parks vice president of product programs, beginning August 1st, previously holding the position of executive director and group vehicle line executive for electric cars.

As part of its plan to streamline the company’s global management structure, GM eliminates the positions of vehicle line director, vehicle line executive and group vehicle line executives, also changing the role of the group vehicle chief engineer to executive chief engineer, supervising product programs from beginning to production. Beginning August 1st, all executive chief engineers will directly report to Parks.

“The realignment reduces complexity and drives single-point accountability for the execution of our vehicle programs,” said Mary Barra, GM senior vice president of global product development, in a statement. “These changes allow the vehicle teams to focus on what they do best – develop industry-leading cars, trucks and crossovers that delight customers and deliver solid profit margins.”