After 41 years of service, General Motors vice president of global human resources, John Quattrone, has announced he will retire this coming September.
Quattrone began his career with GM in 1975 at the Fisher Body Syracuse plant in Syracuse, New York. In four decades, he has held various labor relations, human resources and personnel positions before becoming vice president of global human resources in 2014.
“John has played a crucial role in the development of GM’s senior leadership team as well as serving as a trusted advisor and counselor on many important issues across the company,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “In addition, he’s been a big part of the cultural transformation that has occurred at GM over the past several years, led by his passion for the company and its people. John leaves a legacy based on vision, dedication and a strong commitment to building relationships throughout his career.”
GM has announced the hiring of Jose Tomas to succeed Quattrone, which will become effective as of July 1. Tomas most recently served as the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Anthem Inc. Prior to his time with Anthem, Tomas was the president of Burger King’s Latin American and Caribbean operations. Concurrently, he was also global chief people officer for the Burger King Corporation.
“Jose brings to GM a strong, well-rounded background with experience managing a complex global employee base in a challenging, results-oriented and diverse environment,” said Barra. “With his background and experience he is well-positioned to serve as a strategic advisor as well as lead our global human resource team as we continue to work to develop our diverse and dedicated workforce and transform the company to lead in the future of mobility.”
Quattrone’s will enter retirement on September 1, 2017.