Canadian Manufacturing

Leadership changes at GM Oshawa Plant

Scott Bell steps into the role of president, and current president, Travis Hester, moves to a new role as global vice president of Customer Experience


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PHOTO: Scott Bell/John F. Martin for General Motors

OSHAWA, Ont. – General Motors says it has named Scott Bell as its new president and managing director for GM Canada.

Bell steps into the role of president from his position as vice president of sales, service and marketing for GM Canada.

GM Canada’s current president, Travis Hester, has been promoted to the newly formed position of global vice president of Customer Experience, reporting to Barry Engle, executive VP and president, GM North America and Mark Reuss, GM president.

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

The automaker says the transition will begin immediately.

GM Canada employs more than 7,700 people across the country. The Oshawa plant, which has undergone major cutbacks since 2018, will retain 300 jobs.

The company noted earlier that plans to invest C$170 million to support a transition of operations at the plant from vehicle assembly to one focused on stamping and related sub-assembly for GM and other auto industry customers.

GM is converting part of the Oshawa Plant property into a test track for autonomous and advanced technology vehicles to enhance the capability of GM’s Canadian Technical Centre (CTC) in Ontario.

 

 


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