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Cathy Clegg Named GM North America Manufacturing VP

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General Motors yesterday announced the appointment of Cathy Clegg to the North America Manufacturing vice president position. Clegg’s promotion will go into effect on July 1st, 2014. Clegg succeeds Gerald Johnson, who was recently promoted to vice president, Operational Excellence.

Cathy Clegg

Cathy Clegg

Cathy Clegg has been with GM for 31 years. In those years, she has held various leadership positions, most recently the Global Manufacturing Engineering vice president position. In her new role, Clegg will head up nearly 75,000 employees and will oversee 55 facilities throughout North America.

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Clegg is remembered for her position as vice president of Labor Relations, in which, back in 2011, she led GM’s negations for the UAW-GM National Agreement.

“Cathy’s proven track record in key labor and manufacturing roles and her passion for innovation will be an asset to GM and her team,” said Jim DeLuca, executive vice president, GM Global Manufacturing. “Her demonstrated commitment to employees and our customers will help ensure our continued focus on safety and quality.”

Kurt Wiese will be taking over Clegg’s Global Manufacturing Engineering vice president position. Wiese has been working in Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering for 36 years and is being promoted from executive director in Global Product Development.

Kurt Wiese replaces Cathy Clegg

Kurt Wiese

“From the plant floor to global enterprise operations, Kurt brings valuable perspective to support our production teams around the world,” DeLuca said. “His strong reputation for relationship-building and inspiring creativity will serve him well in his new role.”

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