GM has announced that Steve Carlisle will retire from General Motors after more than four decades with the automaker. Carlisle has served as executive vice president and president, North America, since September of 2020. The announcement of Carlisle’s retirement also includes a variety of senior executive changes, with Rory Harvey named Executive Vice President and President, North America, John Roth named Vice President, Global Cadillac, and Josh Tavel named Global Vice President, Customer Care and Aftersales.
Prior to being promoted to executive vice president and president, North America, Carlisle served as senior vice president and president, Cadillac, since April of 2018, as well as president and managing director, GM Canada, since November of 2014. Throughout his 41 years at GM, Carlisle served in a variety of leadership positions, including vice president, Global Product Planning and Program Management, between 2010 and 2014, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations, in 2010, and president and managing director, Southeast Asia Operations, between 2007 and 2010.
“I’d like to thank Steve for his tremendous leadership, collaboration across the company and dedicated years of service to GM,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “Along with Rory, Steve has played a significant role in the transformation of the Cadillac brand over the last several years and under his leadership our North American business is strong and well-positioned for future growth.”
Meanwhile, Rory Harvey will replace Carlisle as executive vice president and president, North America, effective June 1st, 2023. Harvey currently serves as vice president, Global Cadillac, a role he took on in September of 2020, prior to which he served as vice president, Cadillac North America Sales, Service and Marketing, since March of 2018, as well as chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors.
John Roth will replace Harvey as vice president, Global Cadillac, effective June 1st, 2023. Roth currently serves as global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales. Josh Tavel will replace Roth as global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales, effective June 1st, 2023. Tavel currently serves as executive chief engineer, Battery Electric Trucks and SUVs.