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 LANSING, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Five key personnel appointments for the new joint venture between General Motors (NYSE: GM) and ASC Incorporated were announced today by Thomas J. Davis, vice president of General Motors and general manager of Lansing Automotive Division and Heinz Prechter, chairman and CEO of ASC, both members of the board of directors of the new joint venture company.
 Gregory A. Bryen, vice president of finance for operations of ASC has been named managing director and chief operating officer. He has held various positions at ASC in finance, operations, and product planning and had additional responsibilities for management information systems and the treasurer's office. He will report to the board of directors of the new company.
 Bryen joined ASC in 1983 as the assistant controller of operations. He was named corporate controller in 1984, a position he held until he was named vice president of finance for operations and corporate controller in 1991. In 1993, Bryen's role became more focused on operational involvement as vice president of finance for operations.
 Bryen received a bachelor of science degree in accounting and management from the University of Detroit in 1970, and received his license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in 1972.
 Thomas Wanagat, currently resident comptroller, Flint Manufacturing plant for the GM North American Truck Operations, is named chief financial officer. Wanagat will also report to the board of directors.
 Wanagat began his GM career in 1969 as a general accountant with Cadillac, where he held various positions of increasing responsibilities in the financial activity and was transferred to the General Motors corporate financial staff in 1978 as a staff assistant. In 1979, Wanagat was promoted to the position of administrator, operations and cost. He returned to Cadillac in 1984 as a senior administrator of finance. In 1986, he was transferred to Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac headquarters as a senior administrator of budgets and forecasts where he remained until 1991 when he was appointed to his current position.
 Wanagat received a bachelor of arts degree from Western Michigan University in finance and accounting in 1969.
 Geoffrey R. Weller, currently manager of "J" car manufacturing planning for the Lansing Automotive Division is named operations manager for the joint venture reporting to Bryen.
 Weller joined General Motors in 1976 as a college-graduate-in- training with Oldsmobile. Between 1976 and 1984, he held a number of positions with the division in industrial engineering including methods analyst, industrial engineer, manufacturing planner and general supervisor - material handling. In 1985, Weller was transferred and promoted to the Cadillac Reatta Craft Centre as superintendent, material/production control. He was named superintendent, manufacturing engineering in 1989 and in 1993 was named to his current position with Lansing Automotive Division.
 Weller received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1975 and an MBA from Michigan State University in 1979.
 Madalon Cook, currently a senior labor relations representative for the Lansing Automotive Division's Lansing site operations, is appointed personnel director, reporting to Bryen. Cook began her career with General Motors in 1983 as an interviewer in the personnel department. Following a number of assignments in personnel, she was appointed to her current assignment in 1989, a position she has held since then. Cook received a bachelor of arts degree and master's degree from Michigan State University in 1976 and 1991, respectively.
 Anthony J. Solomon is named manager of engineering, reporting to Bryen. Solomon is currently senior manufacturing engineer at ASC. Prior to joining ASC in February 1993, Solomon spent over 15 years in the automotive industry in product design and manufacturing. At ASC, he as been assigned to the product and manufacturing group, with a specific emphasis on the Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunbird convertible. Solomon earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University in 1993.
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 /CONTACT: Linda McGill of General Motors, 517-377-2211; or Bruce Clements of ASC Incorporated, 313-246-0373/

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