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GM shuffles Buick, Saab management

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Jamie LaReau

www.autonews.com

DETROIT -- General Motors told dealers this morning that, effective immediately, it is making top management changes at its Buick and Saab brands.

Buick General Manager Steve Shannon will run GM's Saab brand in North America. Shannon replaces Jay Spenchian. Shannon will report to Mike Jackson, vice president for marketing and advertising.

Spenchian, who took over running Saab about two years ago, will assume a newly created position as executive director of strategy and revenue management for GM's vehicle sales, service and marketing organization. Spenchian will report to Mark LaNeve, vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing.

John Larson, head of Buick-Pontiac-GMC, will take over Shannon's Buick duties. Katherine Benoit has been appointed executive director, Buick-Pontiac-GMC, reporting to Larson. Benoit previously was executive director, order fulfillment. Her replacement will be named later.

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John Larson, head of Buick-Pontiac-GMC, will take over Shannon's Buick duties. Katherine Benoit has been appointed executive director, Buick-Pontiac-GMC, reporting to Larson. Benoit previously was executive director, order fulfillment. Her replacement will be named later.

Just what Pontiac needs now, a woman's soft touch! :wub:

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wow, i suppose this will induce a buickman coronary

my the way, since when is michael jackson into cars?

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wow, i suppose this will induce a buickman coronary

my the way, since when is michael jackson into cars?

What reg, you haven't seen Michael in the big Black Tahoes when he shows up for court? :smilewide:

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http://www.mgmt.purdue.edu/events/exec_for...2005/larson.asp

John P. Larson was named general manager of Buick, Pontiac-GMC and divisional marketing general manager of Buick effective January 1, 2005.

Larson, 42, had previously served as executive director, Finance, for GM North America Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, since 2001, where he had finance responsibility for U.S. sales and marketing activity, including pricing and incentives.

Larson’s career includes various assignments of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and finance. After joining GM in 1986, Larson held assignments at the Corporate Financial Staff, Small Car Group, GMAC and Cadillac Motor Division. In 1997, he was appointed finance director for Fleet and Commercial Operations and in 1999 moved to director of GM’s Remarketing Activity. In 2000, Larson was named general director of finance for Brand Marketing. Prior to his previous assignment, Larson also held the position of director of sales for Fleet and Commercial Operations in 2001.

>Born in Chicago, Larson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s of Science degree in management from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.

Larson is a member of the National Dealer Council and the GMAC Dealer Advisory Board. He is married with four children.

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Shift here, shift there. This doesn't accomplish anything. GM needs some fresh blood in there.

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