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GM Defense Division Receives a New President and Executive Staff

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GM Defense will have a new leader to guide it moving forward
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General Motors is an automaker with a diverse lineup of divisions. In addition to public market brands like Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC, GM also operates divisions outside the public sector. One of the most notable of these divisions is the relatively new GM Defense.

Though it launched just around two years ago, GM Defense is already experiencing some major changes. In fact, the division recently received a new lineup of executives.

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GM just announced that David Albritton will serve as the President of GM Defense moving forward. Albritton replaces Charlie Freese, who was named the president of the GM Defense division when it first launched.

Albritton is a former Navy public affairs officer, demonstrating his work experience with the U.S. Military. He also has some experience working with GM, having previously served as executive director of GM’s internal and product-development communications.

As for Freese, he already has a new job all lined up. Freese will serve as head of GM’s global fuel cell business, a position he previously held prior to his term as GM Defense’s president.

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A new executive staff will join Albritton at GM Defense. Nigel Sutton has been named vice president of business development, Jeff Ryder will serve as the president of growth and strategy, and Angela Ambrose will hold the title of vice president of government relations.

Word on what kind of projects GM Defense is working on has been hard to come by. The last major projects the division announced it was working on were the SURUS fuel cell platform and the Colorado ZH2’s utilization for military purposes. With this new incoming executive staff, perhaps we will hear more about what GM Defense is currently in the process of developing.

News Source: Automotive News (subscription required)