General Motors has appointed former executive director of Human Resources for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, John Quattrone, as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, the automaker announced today.
Quattrone succeeds Melissa Howell in the position, who left the company to “pursue other interests.” Quattrone’s appointment, along with Howell’s departure, is effective immediately.
Quattrone began his career with GM in 1975 at its Fisher Boyd Plant in Syracuse, NY. Since then, he has held various human resources and labor relations positions at GM. He was appointed General Director of Human Resources for North America Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing in September 1996 and was promoted to GM North America’s Vice President of Human Resources in 2001. Prior to his current assignment, he held the position of Vice President of Human Resources for Powertrain.
Quattrone earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse and earned a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University. He serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Employers and previously served on the board of directors of Health Grades, Inc.