New assignments for GM managers puts Mark Reuss in charge of more operations.

General Motors announced new management responsibilities this week. What caught our eye was that Mark Reuss, an executive staff has come to hold in high regard, will have more responsibilities.

Reuss, who was named General Motors president in January 2019, expands his role and will now oversee GM’s North America, South America, China and International regions. That seems like the whole kit and kaboodle to us. He will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. Many industry experts predict that upon Ms. Barra’s retirement, he will assume her role as the company’s top exec.

“Our industry is transforming faster than at any time in its history,” said Barra. “Aligning our regional operations under Mark will drive even greater collaboration and speed-to-market, and accelerate growth opportunities in our core business and in the future of mobility.”

Reporting to Reuss are:

  • Doug Parks, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain
  • Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, GM North America.
  • Matt Tsien, executive vice president and president, GM China.
  • Steve Carlisle, senior vice president and president, Global Cadillac.
  • Tony Francavilla, vice president, Global Quality and Operational Excellence.
  • Dave Kuhl, vice president, Global Portfolio Planning.
  • Michael Simcoe, vice president, Global Design.

Mark Reuss has made time for in the past for interviews and working meals and he has shared a racetrack with us on one occasion driving a Corvette. He is a true “Truck Guy and Car Guy.” We wish him the best in his new role.