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GM ANNOUNCES PURCHASING STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL

 GM ANNOUNCES PURCHASING STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL
 DETROIT, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizational structure for


GM's new Worldwide Purchasing Activity was announced today by J. Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua, General Motors (NYSE: GM) vice president in charge of Worldwide Purchasing. He also announced several related executive appointments.
 The new organizational structure brings together the many organizational and functional areas of purchasing. The restructuring integrates all purchasing activities at General Motors, including those at North American Operations, GM Europe, Latin American, African and Mideast Operations, and Asian and Pacific Operations. The new Worldwide Purchasing team also will work closely with, and be accountable to, the operating units.
 "We have one goal," said Lopez, "and that is to satisfy our customers. We will achieve this by working together with our suppliers on the three success factors of quality, service and price for purchased materials, equipment and services. As a result, we will create added value for customers who purchase GM cars and trucks," he continued.
 "GM's global purchasing power will give us tremendous leverage in meeting our goal in this area," he added. "Bringing together this team of talented and experienced purchasing professionals is certainly an important first step in the process."
 Lopez announced the following appointments, all reporting to him, effective June 1, 1992:
 -- Robert A. Burkhart, 49, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Chemical. Previously, he was director of Materials Management for Cadillac Motor Division.
 -- Ray C. Campbell, 50, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Metallic. Previously, he was director of Purchasing for the Chevrolet- Pontiac-Canada Group.
 -- William J. Drerup, 47, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Indirect Materials. Previously he was director of Regional Purchasing for the GM Materials Management Staff.
 -- Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, 35, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Electrical. Previously he was purchasing executive in charge of Electronic and Electrical Parts for GM's Adam Opel AG subsidiary in Germany.
 -- Eddy L. Geysen, 44, is named executive director of Purchasing -- GM Europe. Previously, he was purchasing executive -- Chemical Parts, for GM's Adam Opel AG subsidiary in Ruesselsheim, Germany.
 -- Jose Manuel Gutierrez Fernandez, 42, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Machinery and Equipment. Previously he was purchasing executive -- Machinery and Equipment for GM Europe, based in Ruesselsheim, Germany.
 -- John P. Kelly, 48, is named executive director of Purchasing -- North American Truck Platforms. Previously, he was director of Supplier Management for the Truck & Bus Group.
 -- Ronald B. Knox, 46, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Supplier Development and Supplier Quality Assurance. Previously, he was director of Non-Ferrous Metals and Supplier Development for GM's Materials Management Staff.
 -- Harold R. Kutner, 51, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Automotive Components Group and Power Products. Previously, he was director of Materials Management for the Lansing Automotive Division of the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Group.
 -- Gary D. Norton, 55, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Powertrain. Previously, he was director of Materials Management for GM Powertrain Division.
 -- Alan G. Perriton, 46, is named executive director of Purchasing -- North American Car Platforms. Previously, he was Saturn vice president in charge of Materials Management.
 -- Robert S. Pettengill, was named president, Motors Trading Corporation, effective May 1, 1992. Previously, he was joint representative director and vice president/consultant -- Finance, for Daewoo Motor Co. in Seoul, Korea.
 -- James E. Taylor, 35, is named executive director of Purchasing -- Advance Purchasing and Global Sourcing. Previously, he was purchasing executive, Advance Purchasing and Global Sourcing, for GM Europe and was based in Ruesselsheim, Germany.
 In addition to the above appointments, Jeffrey C. Dickinson, 52, director of Materials Management for GM Electric Vehicles, is named executive director -- Purchasing, Production Control and Logistics for GM Electric Vehicles, continuing his responsibilities in these areas while also working closely with Lopez on GMEV purchasing.
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