General Motors confirmed on Friday that it has terminated one of its top U.S. executives for the Cadillac brand for “violating a company policy.”
Chase Hawkins most recently held the position of U.S. vice president of Cadillac sales and service. His replacement, according to a GM spokesperson, will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Hawkins joined Cadillac in 2010 and served as director of sales and service for the luxury brand in the Northeast region before moving into the U.S. sales and service job in June 2012. He has worked for GM since 1996 in various positions in South Africa, Mexico, and the Middle East.
Cadillac sales in the United States during the first half of 2013 have increased 33.2 percent from the same period in 2012 as GM’s luxury brand enjoys sales success of the ATS and XTS sedans — becoming the fastest-growing major automotive brand during May 2013.