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GM appoints Rory Harvey as new president along with several other executive changes

GM announced other executive promotions on May 2, 2023.

Rory Harvey will assume the presidency of General Motors on June 1, succeeding Steve Carlisle, who is retiring after 41 years with the company. 

Over the course of his career, Carlisle held several senior leadership positions. To illustrate, before leading North America in 2020, Carlisle led Cadillac for two years. He also had been the president and managing director of GM Canada from 2014-2018. 

Harvey joined GM 30 years ago and held various management positions in Europe and the Middle East. 

President Mark Reuss released a statement that thanked Steve for his “outstanding leadership, cross-company cooperation, and years of dedicated service to GM.” Adding, “Steve has, along with Rory, been a key contributor to the transformation of the Cadillac brand over the past few years, and under his direction, our North American business is strong and well-positioned for future growth.”

GM also made other executive changes revealed on May 2, which included promoting John Roth to Harvey’s position as vice president of Global Cadillac beginning on June 1. 

Roth is currently the global vice president of Customer Care and Aftersales. Before that, Roth served as president and managing director of GM’s Africa and Middle East Operations from 2018-2020. He was vice president of Sales, Service, and Marketing for GM Canada from 2013-2018. He has been with GM for 32 years.

Furthermore, Josh Tavel, GM’s executive chief engineer for battery-electric trucks and SUVs, will fill Roth’s position. Beginning on June 1, Tavel will assume the role of global vice president of Customer Care and Aftersales. Tavel has worked for the manufacturer for 21 years, and as of 2019, he has held the position of executive head engineer for battery-powered trucks and SUVs. He served as the company’s chief engineer for several GM products, such as vans, medium-duty trucks, midsize trucks, and autonomous and electric cars.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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