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GM Mexico President Mr Hernandez to Retire

Auto News - Published on Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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General Motors Co announced that Mr Ernesto M Hernandez, president and managing director, GM de Mexico, has elected to retire after almost 40 years with the company. GM also announced that Francisco Garza, currently vice president, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, GM de Mexico, will succeed Hernandez in leading GM operations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Garza’s appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2019. He will report to Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, the Americas.

Mr Hernandez will remain on as GM advisor and assist in a smooth leadership transition.

Mr Juan Carlos Garcia, currently chief financial officer, GM de Mexico, is named vice president, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, GMM. He will report to Garza.

Hernandez started working in General Motors in 1980. Over the years he held numerous positions of growing responsibility in Product Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning, Program Management, Vehicle Sales, and Marketing and Aftersales, both in Mexico and in the United States. He was appointed president and managing director of GM de Mexico in 2011, becoming the first Mexican national to hold this position.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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