GM Management Shake-Up Continues Overseas

General Motors is installing more than a dozen new international operations executives as its sweeping shake-up of top management spreads overseas.

NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors Co. named more than a dozen new executives to top international posts on Thursday, as the automaker's sweeping shake-up of top management spreads to its sprawling operations overseas.

GM appointed 14 new executives to its Shanghai-based international operations, including new vice presidents of purchasing, quality, human resources and manufacturing. The Shanghai appointments take effect by Sept. 1.

The new appointments are part of GM's new culture of "product and customer focus, speed, risk-taking and accountability," said Nick Reilly, GM executive vice president.

The automaker also named Mike Arcamone, a longtime executive in manufacturing and global purchasing, CEO of GM Daewoo, the company's Korean operations. He replaces Michael Grimaldi, who is retiring Oct. 1.

GM also appointed Alan Batey managing director of GM Holden, the automaker's Australian unit. Batey has held sales and marketing positions at GM's Middle East, European and Korean operations and replaces Mark Reuss effective Sept. 1.

The new appointments come a day after the Detroit automaker announced five new board members who will represent the U.S. and Canadian governments, which collectively own 73 percent of the company. It also follows an array of new sales and marketing executive announcements.

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