General Motors will name Brian Sweeney, currently U.S. vice president of Buick-GMC Sales and Service, as head of U.S. as U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service as part of an ongoing executive shuffle following the promotion of CEO Mary Barra last month. The move will be made effective March 1st.
He will replace Don Johnson, 56, who has elected to retire from General Motors after 33 years of service with GM in North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Meanwhile, Duncan Aldred, currently chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors and CEO of Opel Ireland, based in Great Britain, will be taking over Sweeney’s outgoing position.
Barra’s appointment of CEO following Dan Akerson’s retirement spurred management changes within GM. Alan Batey was named president of GM North America operations in addition to his position of Global head of Chevrolet. On Jan. 15, Steve Hill, former vice president of customer care and aftersales in North America, was moved to vice president of U.S. Sales.
Sweeney has worked for GM for over 20 years, holding various marketing and sales positions.