General Motors has appointed two new managers to take over at its two plants in Lansing, Michigan: Steve Notar Donato will take over at the Lansing Grand River plant starting on June 1st while Marcos Purty will take over at the Lansing Delta Township plant starting July 1st. Both plants are currently managed by Mike Trevorrow, who has been promoted to the newly-created position of vice president, Global Workplace Safety.
Donato currently manages the Lordstown Assembly Operations in Ohio. He previously managed the Marion Metal Center in Indiana. In his new role, he will oversee manufacturing operations at Lansing Grand River, as well as Lansing’s two stamping plants and logistics optimization center. Purty, meanwhile, is currently the managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales in Bangkok. He will oversee manufacturing operations at the Delta Township plant.
“Both of them come with a good broad experience in GM,” said Trevorrow, who continue working at the plants as Donato and Purty settle in. “I think Lansing is in very good hands.”
Trevorrow began managing the plants back in January of 2015. He had to go lay off 450 people when LGR Assembly cut shifts due to slow sales of the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS. The addition of the 2016 Camaro to the plant helped, not only reinstating the second shift but also adding a third shift due to strong Camaro sales and demand. GM is also adding a $174 million stamping facility to Lansing Grand River to produce parts for the Camaro and Cadillac vehicles.
“I’m very proud of the accomplishments at Lansing Grand River,” Trevorrow said.
While the Lansing Grand River plant has its work cut out for it, the Lansing Delta Township plant has feats of its own. The facility is currently dealing with a sticker error that overstated the mpg of 2016 model vehicles, including the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.