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Opel director Sedran to succeed Docherty as Chevy Europe boss

When longtime General Motors executive Susan Docherty announced she would be stepping down from her post as the head of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe, there was some idle chatter that plans for the Chris Paukert

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Susan Docherty departing GM

Susan Docherty is leaving General Motors. The versatile executive is currently installed as the president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe, but has announced her retirement effective September 30th. Docherty has been with GM for over 27 years.

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Why Cadillac thinks it needs to succeed in Europe to sell cars elsewhere

Ward's Auto has taken an interesting look at the renewed focus General Motors is showing towards Cadillac in Europe. Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe (pictured), says in order for the luxury brand to thrive in China, it firs

Docherty replaced as VP of marketing at GM

After yet another round of musical chairs amongst General Motors' executives, Susan Docherty will be removed from her position as vice president of marketing later this month. With just over six months behind her in the current job, Docherty will be given a new position within GM, which the automaker says it will announce in the near future. Rumors of Docherty's removal had been speculated for a while now, especially after her Steven J. Ewing

Cadillac resurrecting Art & Science ad campaign

When the first-generation Cadillac CTS went on sale in 2003, the brand-revitalizing sedan incorporated a new design language that General Motors called "Art & Science." The idea behind the new design language was to ""incorporates sharp, sheer forms and crisp edges - a form vocabulary that expresses bold, high-technology design and invokes the technology used to design it." The design ca

Sweeney takes over Buick/GMC general manager duties

For the third time in two months, General Motors has a new Buick/GMC general manager, this time hiring longtime employee Brian Sweeney to the high-profile post. Sweeney gets the job one week after Michael RIchards quit after just nine days on the job.

GM: Chevy Volt Dance a major marketing gaffe? Sure. Let's move on.

It's no secret that General Motors' Chevrolet Volt song and dance (ignoring the obvious jokes here...) have brought the automaker's marketing department some much-deserved flack. In case you've been living under a rock for the past few days, we'll recap: GM commissioned a song to explain some of the finer points o

GM: Chevy Volt Dance a major marketing gaffe? Sure. Let's move on.

It's no secret that General Motors' Chevrolet Volt Song and Dance (ignoring the obvious jokes here...) have brought the automaker's marketing department some much-deserved flack. In case you've been living under a rock for the past few days, we'll recap: GM commissioned a song to explain some of the finer points

Michael Richards named Buick GMC general manager

Fritz Henderson's unexpected resignation may have taken top billing today, but it wasn't the only move announced by General Motors today. Michael Richards has been named the new General Manager of Buick GMC effective immediately, with the automaker looking from outside the company to fill the roll. Richards replaces Susan Docherty, who was Chris Shunk

REPORT: GM offering special discounts to rejected franchise customers, move angers dealer group

Realizing that one of its keys to survival is retaining existing owners, General Motors is proactively enticing nearly one million customers – those loyal to now-closed dealerships – with significant financial incentives. According to Automotive News, GM started sending 950,000 letters out last week to customers of stores which have shut down or lost a brand franchise. Included in the correspondence are $1,000 to $2,000 discounts towards purchasing vehicles from one of GM's

GM's Docherty says 'No' to Pontiac G8-based Buick Grand National, promises two more sedans

Susan Docherty, General Manager of Buick and GMC, recently made some time available for a General Motors Fastlane blog webchat to discuss the futures of her brands. Stating plainly that "every new product we launch must be a home run. No second chances," indicates that at least some GM employees realize that the automaker is not going to coast through this latest crisis of consumer confidence. The stakes are make-or-break for the company, and initial feedback from the new LaCrosse has b

Bob Lutz unhappy with new Buick campaign?

Buick LaCrosse "Photo Shoot" ad - Click the image above to view the video after the jump