Mich. - General Motors Metal Fabricating Division (MFD) officials
announced a number of executive moves at its plants and headquarters.
The following changes are effective August 1, 2000:
L. Hughes, plant manager of the Indianapolis Metal Center, is named
executive director of manufacturing operations at GM of China in
E. Miller, plant manager of the Lansing Metal Center, becomes
manager of the Indianapolis Metal Center, replacing Hughes.
E. Donahoe, program manager of cars, replaces Miller as plant
manager of the Lansing Metal Center.
J. Glynn, director of industrial engineering, is appointed program
manager of cars, replacing Donahoe.
N. Vermeesch, assistant plant manager of the Lansing Metal Center,
is named director of industrial engineering, replacing Glynn.
J. Romsek, director of production control and logistics, moves to
the Lansing Metal Center as assistant plant manager, replacing
Vermeesch. Romsek's replacement will be announced at a later
K. Morrison, plant manager of the Fairfax Contiguous Stamping Plant,
is named area manager at the Flint Metal Center, replacing Stu
Spiers. Spiers recently moved to GM's Engineering Center in Warren,
Mich., as director of global engineering process integration.
E. Hill, quality manager at the Grand Blanc Metal Center, becomes
plant manager at the Fairfax Contiguous Stamping Plant, replacing
Jeffrey L. Hughes,
46, came to General Motors in 1972 as a GMI co-operative student at the
Indianapolis, Ind., Metal Center. His career progression there includes
various assignments of increasing responsibility in tool and die,
methods engineering, and production. He also served as master mechanic
and assistant plant manager. Hughes moved to the Marion, Ind., Metal
Center in 1994 as assistant plant manager and he became the plant
manager in 1996. In April 1997, Hughes assumed the same position at the
Indianapolis Plant, the position he currently holds. Hughes has a
bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from GMI and a master's
degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.
E. Miller, 51, started his General Motors career in 1976 as an associate
methods engineer at Oldsmobile Division in Lansing, Mich. From 1978 to
1985, he served in various manufacturing positions in the engine
operations at Oldsmobile. In 1985, Miller transferred to the Pittsburgh,
Pa., Metal Center as general superintendent, and he returned to Lansing
in 1987 as assistant chief engineer. In 1992, Miller was appointed to
his current position as plant manager of the Lansing Metal Center. He
earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the U. S. Military
Academy at West Point.
E. Donahoe, 48, began his General Motors career in 1977 at Oldsmobile
Division in Lansing, Mich., as an associate methods analyst. Until 1991,
he held various positions in production, engineering and business
planning at Oldsmobile and Worldwide Production Planning in Detroit. In
1991, Donahoe was named director of manufacturing engineering at the
Lordstown, Ohio, Metal Center and he became assistant plant manager in
1994. In May 1998, Donahoe assumed his current position as program
manager of cars at MFD Headquarters in Troy, Mich. Donahoe holds a
bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic
J. Glynn, 42, started with General Motors in 1978 as a college
co-operative student at Chevrolet Division in Tonawanda, N.Y. His career
progression includes various engineering, production and quality
assignments at the former Rochester Products Division and the Mansfield,
Ohio, Grand Blanc, Mich., and Parma, Ohio, Metal Centers. Glynn moved to
MFD's Headquarters as director of industrial engineering in April 1999.
Glynn holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Rochester
Institute of Technology and a master's degree in industrial engineering
from Ohio State University.
N.Vermeesch, 42, joined General Motors in 1975 as a college co-operative
student at GM Powertrain Division in Detroit. During his career, he held
engineering and production assignments at C-P-C Pontiac, Mich.; NUMMI,
GM's Fremont, Calif., joint venture with Toyota, and GM's Advanced
Engineering Staff and the Electric Vehicle Program, both in Warren,
Mich. From 1993 to 1996, Vermeesch served as program manager of
contiguous stamping at GM de Mexico's Saltillo facility. In 1996, he was
named director of manufacturing engineering at the Lansing Metal Center
and he became assistant plant manager in 1999. Vermeesch holds a
bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering from GMI and a master's degree in business
administration from the University of Michigan.
J. Romsek, 41, started with General Motors in 1977 as a college
co-operative student in the material/production control area at the
Lansing Automotive Division. Her career includes assignments in
production control and purchasing at the Lansing Metal Center and the
Lansing Assembly Plant. She moved to her current position at MFD's
Headquarters in 1999 as director of production control and logistics. A
graduate of GMI, Romsek holds a bachelor's degree in industrial
engineering and a master's degree in industrial relations from Michigan
K. Morrison, 38, joined General Motors in 1993 as administrator of lean
manufacturing at GM of Canada. Before that, he had vast manufacturing
experience at Daimler-Chrysler and Toyota. In 1994, Morrison was named
assistant plant manager at the Oshawa South Stamping facility, and he
became area manager in 1997. Later that
year, Morrison assumed his current position as plant manager at the
Fairfax Metal Center in Fairfax, Kan. Morrison holds a bachelor's degree
in mechanical engineering from Nova Scotia Technical College.
E. Hill, 37, began his GM career in 1986 as a college
graduate-in-training at the Flint, Mich., Metal Center. From 1987 to
1998, he moved through numerous manufacturing assignments, progressing
from supervisor to superintendent of production. In 1998, Hill
transferred to the Grand Blanc Metal Center as superintendent of the
Press Room, becoming quality manager in 1999. Hill earned a bachelor's
degree in engineering from Michigan State University.