Cadillac, Hummer and Saab Head Quits GM

Mark McNabb, vice president of General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac, Hummer and Saab units is leaving General Motors, the American automaker announced in a release. The reason? McNabb decided to seek a different career opportunity, GM added. He will be replaced by Stephen J. Hill, general sales manager for GM's premium channel, according to a report by The Detroit News. Just for the records, before joining General Motors, McNabb worked as a senior vice president for sales and marketing at Nissan North America, but the further destination is yet to be announced.

"He elected to pursue other career opportunities," Cadillac spokesman Klaus-Peter Martin said Thursday. "A big part had to do with he wanted to be closer to his family," in New Jersey.

Although the company says McNabb decided to leave General Motors by personal reasons, we can't help but wonder what are the real causes for the departure because Cadillac's head joined the American automaker only 13 months ago. Be it the economic recession or the restructuring process General Motors is currently pursuing, the US-based manufacturer is surely keen of shuffling the upper management ranks, as even its own CEO Rick Wagoner resigned a few months ago at the request of President's Obama's Administration.

Meanwhile, General Motors is still getting ready for the May 30 deadline that will decide whether it will step under bankruptcy protection just like its rival Chrysler or remain in business and continue with government-provided funds. However, more and more reports, backed by sources familiar with the matter, are hinting General Motors will file for bankruptcy, with Chapter 11 almost inevitable in this kind of situation.
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