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GM ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION CONTROL, LOGISTICS STRUCTURE

 GM ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION CONTROL, LOGISTICS STRUCTURE
 DETROIT, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new organizational structure for


GM's North American Operations Production Control and Logistics activity was announced today by Donald A. Pais, GM vice president in charge of Production Control and Logistics.
 The restructuring integrates NAO production control and logistics activities, putting a team in place that will work closely with, and maintain accountability to the operating units.
 "This revised structure integrates all the production scheduling activities in North America," said Pais. "This will enable General Motors to more effectively respond to both the demands of the marketplace and the individual purchaser of GM's cars and trucks.
 "The consolidation of the logistics activities will accelerate our efforts to provide damage-free, timely transportation of our products at reduced costs," he continued, "and will simplify business transactions with the providers of rail, truck and air transportation services.
 "These changes will provide support to GM's manufacturing operations, enhancing the corporation's ability to more quickly implement the principles embodied in the lean production system," Pais added.
 In conjunction with the restructuring, Pais announced the following executive appointments, all reporting to him:
 -- Donald W. Griffin, 57, is named executive director, Production Control and Logistics for NAO car and truck platforms. Previously, he was director of Materials Management for Truck & Bus Group.
 -- Dale R. Johnson, 48, is named executive director of Production Control & Logistics -- Automotive Components. Previously, he was director of Quality, Materials and Operations Support at GM's Delco Remy Division.
 -- William G. Poulos, 45, continues as executive director of Production Control with responsibility for vehicle scheduling and order management, production materials scheduling, and systems.
 -- Frank M. Taylor, 44, is named executive director of Production Control & Logistics -- Powertrain. Previously, he was director of Production Control-Engines at Powertrain Division.
 -- James E. Zamjahn, 45, is named executive director of Logistics with responsibility for vehicle transportation, inbound transportation, international, and plant liaison/operations. Previously, he was director, Policies, Analysis, and Development, for GM's Materials Management Staff.
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 /CONTACT: Toni Simonetti of General Motors, 313-556-2035/
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