Tim Lee Retiring as GM Manufacturing Chief

General Motors executive vice president of global manufacturing and GM China chairman Tim Lee will retire later this year, after 45 years with the Detroit-based automaker.
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The 62-year-old will be succeeded as vice president of GM global manufacturing by Jim DeLuca, who was vice president of manufacturing for the company’s International Operations Unit. Lee’s duties as GM China chairman will be handed to current GM China president Matt Tsien.

“Jim has a strong track record of aligning his team to deliver for the customer and drive results for the business,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. “His global manufacturing and quality experience, along with his desire for innovative solutions, ensure we will continue our progress in producing the world’s best vehicles, powertrains and stampings.”

Tim Lee’s departure marks the first big change at GM under Mary Barra, who replaced former CEO Dan Akerson starting January 1.
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