Unexpected is the news today that Don Butler, who was recently assigned to the position of Vice President of Global Strategic Development for Cadillac in April, has resigned from General Motors. It’s reported by The Detroit Free Press that it was a “personal decision” for Butler.
According to a Cadillac spokesperson, “Bob (Ferguson) and other leaders asked him to stay on. Don’s here in the office today — and told our team that his decision is purely on a personal level. After three years of putting everything into Cadillac, he is stepping away for some personal time, and to consider new avenues in his life.”
His departure comes as Cadillac sales are up 30 percent in the U.S. market this year, and aims to triple its sales in China globally by 2015. The brand is also on the cusp of releasing the all-new CTS and first-ever ELR this year.