Reuss Expands Role as GM President, Executives Shuffle to Fill in the Gaps

A major executive reshuffle is happening in the highest echelons of the General Motors empire, as President Mark Reuss expands his role.

Named president in January of this year, Reuss will now oversee all of the company’s operating regions, including both of the Americas, China, and international. In this role, he will report directly to CEO Mary Barra.

As a result of the new responsibilities, Reuss will let go of his positions as executive VP of global product development, purchasing, and supply chain.

In the product development role, Doug Parks will step in. Parks is the Vice President of autonomous and electric vehicle programs and will report to Reuss.

“I am thrilled to be able to hand over the keys to our Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply chain team to someone as talented and dedicated as Doug, who has been instrumental in leading the development of our electric and autonomous vehicle programs,” said Reuss in a statement. “He has an outstanding team in place that will keep this company moving forward.”

Stepping into Parks’ vacated seat will be Ken Morris, former VP of global product programs.

Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer for full-size trucks, will be promoted to vp of global product programs, while Shilpan Amin will become the VP of Global Purchasing and supply chain. He moves up from his role as executive director, interior and exterior for global purchasing.

Along with a handful of other appointments, all of these new roles will take effect on Friday, November 1.