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GM NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS TO LOCATE AT TECH CENTER

 GM NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS TO LOCATE AT TECH CENTER
 WARREN, Mich., April 15 /Pe?wswire/ -- General Motors President


John F. Smith Jr. said today GM's North American Operations (NAO) will share the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac (B-O-C) Headquarters building at GM's Technical Center here.
 The announcement is another step in GM's evolution into a NAO organization, which GM Chairman Robert C. Stempel outlined in a Feb. 24 telecast to employes. Along with combining GM's vehicle and component groups, the NAO structure integrates the company's Planning, Finance, Personnel and Public Affairs staffs.
 The B-O-C Headquarters building will house offices for the NAO strategy board, which includes Smith; J.T. Battenberg III, vice president and group executive of B-O-C; Gary W. Dickinson, vice president and group executive in charge of the Technical Staffs Group; Richard M. Donnelly, vice president and general manager of the GM Powertrain's Division; E. Michael Mutchler, vice president and group executive of C-P-C; F. Alan Smith, executive vice president in charge of the Operating Staffs and Public Affairs and Marketing Staffs groups; Clifford J. Vaughan, vice president and group executive of Truck & Bus; as well as Mark T. Hogan, executive director of NAO planning, and Robert W. Hendry, vice president in charge of finance for NAO.
 Smith also announced the following appointments to the NAO planning staff, which reports to Hogan. The appointments were effective April 1:
 -- Robert C. Purcell Jr. is director of business planning. He was director of planning for GM Powertrain Division.
 -- Anna S. Kretz is director of product and technology planning. She was group director of planning for the B-O-C Group.
 -- James B. Hutchinson is on special assignment to lead the product portfolio effort. He was director of operations and product integration for the C-P-C Group.
 Purcell began his career in 1982 as a senior cost estimator for Pontiac Motor Division. Before that, he worked in service management for several import auto dealerships. In 1984, he was assigned as a corporate staff assistant, and in 1985, he joined the B-O-C Group as a planning administrator. In 1987, he was promoted to manager of business and product planning, and he was appointed manager of finance and business planning at B-O-C Powertrain in June 1988. He was named director of planning for the GM Powertrain Division in 1990. Purcell received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MBA from Indiana University.
 Kretz began her GM career in 1972 as a project engineer in the research and development group of Buick Motor Division. In 1973, she was promoted to project engineer, and the following year she became senior project engineer for Buick. Following various electrical design assignments, Kretz in 1979 became manager of the test laboratories at Buick, and in 1981, she became staff engineer for electrical engineering. In 1986, she joined Saturn Corp. as chief engineer for the electrical systems team. In 1988, she became director of product assurance and product readiness for Saturn. She joined B-O-C in September 1991. Kretz received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Oakland University and a master's degree in business management from Central Michigan University.
 Hutchinson joined GM in 1951 as a messenger at the now-closed Chevrolet Norwood, Ohio, plant. He held clerical and supervisory jobs there until he became an auditor for Chevrolet Central Office in 1959. After holding a variety of administrative and supervisory jobs, he became assistant divisional comptroller in 1977. He was a program manager from 1981 to 1984 and then became director of business and program integration for the C-P-C Group. In 1986, he was appointed director of operations and product program integration, a post he held until his new assignment. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Chase College and an MBA from Michigan State University.
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