DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. on Thursday named one of its top design executives as the new head of its Cadillac brand.
Bryan Nesbitt, 40, has served as GM's vice president for design for North America for the past two years and will become Cadillac's general manager effective Aug. 1.
Since joining GM in April of 2001, Nesbitt has had roles in designing GM's Buick Enclave, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Malibu. He also has served as an executive director of GM Europe design.
Nesbitt's appointment was one of many sales and marketing executive announcements made Thursday by GM, as the Detroit-based automaker looks to reshape the public perception of its brands and its marketing strategy.
GM also named Brent Dewar, GM Europe's current vice president for sales, as vice president for the global Chevrolet brand. Dewar, 54, will be responsible for the Chevrolet brand in North America and the brand's global coordination.
In addition, Susan Docherty, 46, will become general manager for GM's Buick-GMC brands. She currently serves as the automaker's North America vice president for the Buick-GMC channel.