GM Exec Steve Carlisle Retires After 41 Years With The Company14
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.
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A lot of shuffling happening. It makes the most sense since the original push to create EVs is over. The parts have been designed and sourced, networks have been up, charging stations installed, and advertising complete. Now the next phase — releasing, selling, and improving these new vehicles, is another journey. It’s going to need a leadership with another 10 years left in them to create a cohesive vision and foster it.
The nice thing about the next 10 years is that electric vehicles are simple compared to combustion engines and complex mechanical transmission vehicles. With battery cars you have a big battery tray, one or two electric motors, a black box control module, interior cabin guts enclosed in an artistic body shell. As Toyota says” How could you ask for anything more?”.
With IC cars you have 2X’s as many parts, many wearing against each other, driveline, radiator, fuel tank and pumps, fuel delivery system, etc. And you have fluid maintenance, differential, transmission, brake, coolant, engine oil.
The Vietnamese are going to come out and offer through Vinfast, an economy electric car for under $10K. Musk is going to release his City Car in the $10K price range. Electric cars are going to be just like the electric hand held calculator price history. When electric hand held calculators first came out in 1972 they were $350.00+. Now they are $5.00 and less. The younger crowd will jump on electric cars for $10K a unit. It’s going to be a huge game changing world.
Perfect time to retire. Get that pension while it’s there. The auto industry is going to be very rocky for the next couple of years.
Maybe he will be replaced with someone who can get the Colorados/Canyons moving onto dealer’s lots.
One of the reasons the twin mid-sized trucks from shipping is because they jumped production before the EPA fuel rating were not available. A large part of that was due to the power train change. The thing that I don’t understand is the 4 cylinder in the twins gets worse mpg than the full size Silverado’s with the same engine.
Same old GM! Cadillac needs someone from outside with a proven track record of branding luxury. Honestly, most design/segment decisions are probably made in large part from deep in Ren Center,
Cadillac needs a leader who can made Cadillac look prestigious to buyers 54 and younger. Brand must be viewed as a true rival to the Japanese and German brands which is not the case with most younger professionals today.
GM is an inbred organization. It’s a family thing for many.
GM Job well done Steven come home to Canada in retirement and Join the GMSRA in Oshawa every second Tuesday of the month. We still appreciate your service and leadership to our salary and hourly employees !
Too bad Mary Barra isn’t retiring and being replaced by a real car guy!
The best performing Camaro, the most incredible Corvette now truly performing at a super car level along with the Blackwing Cadillacs more competitive than they’ve ever been. All produced under Mary’s tenure. Yet you’re still not satisfied.
Best wishes Steve Carlisle in your next pursuits. I wish the best to the dudes filling management positions. I hope these dudes can bring back the heyday of GM and beat the pants off the Asian and German automakers. Musk is giving everybody sleepless nights and a run for the money. Love it and the spirit of competition.
Maybe he was frustrated and it was the last straw when none of the dealers gave a sh!t about his Z06 letter…unethical (e.g., false advertisements) and brand-damaging actions (e.g., massive mark-ups) have been ongoing and completely unchecked.
Hope it’s a long and enjoyable retirement.
Yeah, right. It’s his fault that INDEPENDENT dealers – GM’s real customers by the way, not end users like you and I – who set the actual prices and ridiculous mark-ups ticked you off. Good call!
Another great brain gone. Probably fifty to go.