General Motors has selected Kimberly Brycz as its new vice president of global human resources, the automaker announced on Monday.
Brycz replaces Jose Tomas, who left after just eight months on the job to pursue other opportunities. His departure came at a critical time as GM continues to work toward transforming its corporate culture and companies compete for top HR executives. The department became incredibly important at GM during and after the ignition switch recall, which was ultimately linked to 124 deaths.
Brycz’s appointment comes from inside GM after she served as executive director of Global Product Purchasing since 2013. Prior to her most current role, she has held various positions in GM’s Global Purchasing organization. She began her career with GM in 1983 with Cadillac.
“Kim brings to the job a strong set of leadership and organizational skills that will help lead our ongoing efforts to transform the company through our people and culture,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Kim exemplifies the leadership behaviors that are critical to the collective success of the company.”
Brycz’s appointment is effective immediately.