General Motors China has appointed Charon Morgan its new Director of Engineering.
Morgan stepped into the position at the beginning of the month and will succeed Matt Crossley, who will officially retire from GM on September 1.
In her new position, Morgan is responsible for leading GM China’s vehicle engineering and technology operations. Her team works closely with GM’s global functions, partnerships, joint ventures, local partnerships and suppliers to enhance GM’s local engineering capability in the world’s largest market.
“Charon has an extensive background in engineering and management at GM,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China Matt Tsien. “She will support the continued expansion of our vehicle lineup while contributing to the development of the highest-quality products with the latest technologies.”
Morgan climbed aboard GM in 1998. Since then she has held several different titles, including manager of Vehicle Engineering Operations in the United States, followed by a stint as Manager of GM China Engineering Operations & Systems Development. She joined GM China in July 2013.
While China stills holds the title as the world’s largest auto market, its impressionable growth has faltered in the past few months, leaving many businesses anxious about the sizable investments they’ve earmarked for the marketplace. Notably, North America still remains GM’s most profitable region by a wide margin.
With all that on her plate, Charon Morgan certainly has a lot of work cut out for herself.