General Motors Announces New Appointments

Tobin Williams and Gerald Johnson expand their roles at General Motors.

Tobin Williams and Gerald Johnson General Motors

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Tobin Williams, Executive Director, HR Corporate Staffs, is appointed to the role of South America and Mercosur Vice President of Human Resources. In his role, Williams will report directly to Barry Engle, Executive Vice President and President, GM South America, and John Quattrone, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources.

Gerald Johnson, Vice President of Operational Excellence (OpEx), is appointed to the position of Vice President, North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations, reporting to Alicia Boler Davis.

As leader of OpEx, Johnson's responsibilities included planning and execution of enterprise-wide transformation with a focus on process discipline, continuous improvement and waste elimination. Johnson's General Motors career includes a long list of global manufacturing roles, including North America Manufacturing manager and executive director of General Motors Europe Manufacturing.

Johnson's vast experience provides a solid foundation for continuing to enhance employee safety and product quality.

General Motors: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and OnStar Thank America’s First Responders with Special Pricing Plan

Paid and volunteer police, firefighters, EMTs/paramedics and 911 dispatchers now qualify for a special discount below the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) on new vehicles at participating dealers.

Originally Published by General Motors.

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and OnStar today announced the launch of a new program designed to recognize the bravery, dedication and resolve of America's first responders.

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Honda Partners on General Motors’ Next Gen Battery Development

The collaboration will support each company's respective and distinct vehicles. The combined scale and global manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers.

Originally Published by General Motors.

General Motors Co. and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies' plans for all-electric vehicles. The next-generation battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies' future products, mainly for the North American market.

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General Motors: Chevrolet Revs Up for Third Year of Journalism Fellowship for HBCU Students

Discover the Unexpected Fellows who will receive $90,000 in scholarships and stipends.

Originally Published by General Motors.

Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association have chosen six students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2018 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the Fellows will discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African-American communities during their eight-week summer internship.

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Michelle Obama: 'I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK'

The former first lady says women execs need to "really shake it up" when they get a seat at the table.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former First Lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of "Black-ish," about gender equality.

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