General Motors is without a head of human resources after newly appointed chief, Jose Tomas, announced he will leave the position after only eight months. The Wall Street Journal first reported on his departure, and he cited “personal reasons” and a new business venture for his decision to leave.
Tomas replaced GM veteran John Quattrone as GM’s senior vice president of global human resources, who retired last July after 41 years with the automaker. Quattrone held the top HR position for three years from 2014 to 2017.
HR has become a key part of GM as it works to overhaul corporate culture following a string of tough times, including the automaker’s bankruptcy and ignition switch recall. The recall was linked to 124 deaths.
GM said it does not have a successor lined up to replace Tomas.