General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] management reshuffle shows no signs of slowing, with news today that Kurt McNeil has been appointed the U.S. sales and service vice president for Cadillac. McNeil was previously in charge of sales for Chevrolet and replaces Bryan Nesbitt, who held the top position at Cadillac for less than a year.
Nesbitt will return to his role as a designer and has been placed in charge of advanced concept design for the whole of GM and will report to design boss Ed Welburn. Nesbitt is probably most widely recognized for his design work on the Chrysler PT Cruiser, where he worked closely with Bob Lutz.
Bob Lutz, meanwhile, is confirmed for retirement (this time for real) by May 1 of this year.
Other changes include Susan Docherty’s smaller role as GM's marketing chief, which means she will no longer be in charge of sales. Former public-relations boss Chris Preuss has also been put in charge of the OnStar division and will be replaced by Selim Bingol as GM’s new vice president of communications. Bingol will answer directly to recently appointed GM CEO Ed Whitacre, and prior to his latest role he was senior vice president of corporate communications for AT&T.