• May 30th 2006 at 11:05AM
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General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, who has been acting president of GMNA for over a year, has announced that Troy Clarke has been appointed to the position. Clarke has been president of GM Asia Pacific since 2004.
The 51 year-old Clarke joined GM at the Pontiac division in 1973. He moved to GM de Mexico in 1997, ultimately becoming president and managing director of the Mexico operation. He moved back to the U.S. in 2001, first as vice president of labor relations, and later as vice president of manufacturing and labor relations.

David "Nick" Reilly, president and CEO of GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. in South Korea, becomes GM's new president GM Asia Pacific.

Clarke's North America labor relations background (he was GM's chief negotiator during the 2003 labor negotiations) should prove very useful as GM tries to unravel the Delphi mess and restructure its own North America operations.

[Source: GM] Thanks to Poe for the tip!

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Cowger was promoted to this position for similar reasons not long before the last round of contract negotiations.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The dude has got to be a FAG. I mean look at his MUSTACHE and his hairdo.

      Damn, I didn't know people sported such 'taches any more. He's got be so out of touch with the rest of the world. He must be middle-America.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why is this man smiling.... he just saved a bunch of money on his car insurance. Plus now he'll get a way bigger severance package when the whole place goes boobs-up! Good for you Mr. Clarke, by the way, what's it like under Rick's desk anyway?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Newsflash...White Star line has replaced Captain Smith of the R.M.S. Titanic, Oh yeah and about that iceberg...
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