Cadillac has been abuzz with news and information as of recent. During the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference, Cadillac President, Johan de Nysschen, outlined some essential pieces of information regarding the brand, including a 500,000 annual vehicle sales goal by 2020 and a forthcoming product hiatus.
But, today, Cadillac has announced David Leone has been appointed Executive Chief Engineer of Cadillac Product Programs. Previously, Leone’s title was Global Vehicle Line Executive and Global Vehicle Chief Engineer. In this position, Leone will focus on creating one, solidified voice for Cadillac product moving forward.
“Dave’s appointment to this critical role reinforces our commitment to transforming the brand through a singular focus on engineering and product development,” said de Nysschen. “I have no doubt that Dave’s leadership and experience in quantifying Cadillac’s DNA through the lens of our engineering efforts will be a strong contributor to our success.”
In this new role, Leone will be the one contact for all Cadillac products within the global product development programs, and will lead a team of engineers forward to the next-generation of what it means to be a Cadillac product.
Leone has been with General Motors since 1979, and has held several engineering roles throughout his career.