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GM Canada Leadership Changes Announced: Travis Hester Promoted to GM Global Vice President of Customer Experience, Scott Bell Named GM Canada President and Managing Director


GM Canada Leadership Changes Announced: Travis Hester Promoted to GM Global Vice President of Customer Experience, Scott Bell Named GM Canada President and Managing Director

2019-09-05

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Oshawa, Ont. (September 5) – General Motors now announced a appointment of Travis Hester to a newly shaped position of tellurian clamp boss of Customer Experience, stating to Barry Engle, executive VP and president, GM North America and Mark Reuss, GM president.

Scott Bell, now clamp president, sales, use and marketing, GM Canada is named boss and handling director, GM Canada, replacing Hester. The transition will start immediately.

Scott Bell Appointed President and Managing Director of GM Canada

Bell brings endless caring knowledge to his new purpose as boss and handling director. Prior to his stream position heading sales, use and selling for GM Canada, Bell was a executive of U.S. sales operations for Chevrolet, where he was obliged for heading a brand’s business planning, incentives strategy, patron knowledge and training, sell promotion and play relations.

“It’s a special honour to take on a purpose of GM Canada boss and handling executive in this pivotal 101st year for a association in Canada,” pronounced Bell. “Having worked so closely with a dealers over a past year, I know a intensity we can tap into together with renewed concentration on growing our business and delivering for our customers.”

Bell will news to Barry Engle, executive VP and president, GM North America.

Travis Hester Appointed GM Global Vice President, Customer Experience

Hester has been boss and handling executive of GM Canada given Apr 2018 where he led a Oshawa Transformation Agreement that includes extended supports for Oshawa Assembly employees, and a transition of a site to a singular new tools production operation and state-of-the-art exam lane for modernized car testing. Under his caring and vision, GM Canada has turn a largest automotive program engineering workforce in Canada and stretched a creation network by partnerships with Canadian universities, start-ups and business incubators.

“I wish to appreciate all my associate GM Canada employees, a good Canadian dealers and a many other partners opposite Canada for their support during my time as president,” pronounced Hester. “I demeanour brazen to elevating a patron practice to new heights in this subsequent chapter.”

A Letter from Travis Hester

I am celebrated and vehement to take on a new tellurian position during a heart of GM’s core concentration to put a business during a core of all we do. we am also intensely gratified for GM Canada’s clamp boss of sales, use and marketing, Scott Bell who has turn a good crony and an superb choice as GM Canada’s boss and handling director. Scott will be ably corroborated by Sandor Piszar who moves from his many new purpose in a U.S. with Chevrolet trucks to turn GM Canada’s clamp boss of sales, use and marketing.

I wish to appreciate all my associate GM Canada employees, a good Canadian dealers and a many other partners opposite a nation for their support during my time as president. We can't expect each plea that comes a way, though we can select to tackle those hurdles with artistic solutions and compassion. Together, we have achieved so most by tough work and a common faith that all can be done better, each day.

I am generally unapproachable of a efforts over a past 6 months operative with Unifor and a other partners to safeguard we support all a employees and their families as we ready to renovate a Oshawa Assembly Plant. As severe as a past year has been during times, we am assured that all a employees during Oshawa Assembly will possibly find new roles in other GM operations, have entrance to paid training heading to new careers during some 5,000 open GTA jobs we have identified with 45 employers, or they will be among some 1,200 hourly Oshawa hourly workers who will accept a well-earned GM tangible advantage grant for life, adult to $150,000 in pile sum payment, a document toward a squeeze of a new GM car and GM paid educational support should they wish to continue their training with one of a glorious educational partners.

In January, we will see a commencement of a singular new tools production operation during a Oshawa plant that is staid for expansion as good as a growth of an sparkling new exam lane on a skill for modernized car testing. This will keep Durham Region on a slicing corner of automotive record growth in Canada. Overall, operative with a partners we have ensured General Motors will sojourn one of Oshawa’s largest private zone employers – and we trust that will be a box for decades to come.

Looking over Oshawa, GM Canada maintains a strong, high quality, diversified production bottom in Ingersoll and St. Catharines. It bodes generally good for GM Canada that we have turn General Motors’ largest program and engineering operation anywhere outward a U.S. and a largest in Canada. Our low relations with Canadian universities, accelerators and hundreds of internal start-up tech companies are unmatched in a attention in Canada. we could not be prouder of a extraordinary accomplishments of a employees in Oshawa, Ingersoll, St. Catharines, Markham, Kapuskasing and in all a parts, sales, use and patron support teams opposite Canada.

Above all, this business is about people. It has been really critical to me that we take caring of a people and support them as we renovate a business. At a same time, we have remained focused with a dealers on portion a business all opposite this extraordinary country. Working with a gifted GM Canada group will always be something I’ll be unapproachable to remember.

Thank you,

Travis Hester

A Letter from Scott Bell

It’s a special honour to lead GM Canada into this pivotal 101st year as boss and handling director. As Travis noted, we are well positioned to emerge from the past year with renewed concentration on growing our business and delivering for our customers. There is some-more work ahead, though GM stays a really clever and diversified participation in Canada. We have quickly become Canada’s largest automotive program growth group as new record drives important changes across a industry. We sojourn one of Canada’s largest manufacturers and exporters, and Canada is a 4th largest nation for General Motors sales in a world.

Canada’s new vehicle sales market had a violent ride over a past year with an rare change in patron preference toward SUVs and trucks. The good news for GM Canada and a dealers is that no company in Canada has a improved portfolio of new pickups and SUVs. With Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac staid to win, a brands are strong, our electric vehicles are attention leaders and we have more great new vehicles and services coming soon. No association comes tighten to a value of a network of GM dealers and their 32,000 employees opposite Canada. 

Having worked so closely with a dealers over a past year, I know a intensity we can tap into together and I can’t wait to take on this new role along with a new GM Canada vice boss of sales, service and marketing, Sandor Piszar. Sandor and we have worked closely together in a past and we know he will be an all-star on group GM Canada. Above all, we am intensely vehement to work closely with all a employees and many partners opposite Canada.

Together, I demeanour brazen to launching GM Canada to win for a subsequent 101 years.

Scott Bell

About General Motors Canada

General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s largest play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 7,700 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. More information on a association can be found during www.gm.ca or by following @GMcanada on Twitter. 

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