General Motors has reorganized its design management again, the second such shakeup in the last year. Mark Adams, who currently serves as the company’s executive director of global Cadillac and Buick design is headed back to Europe to take over as vice president of design for GM Europe. According to Automotive News, the move is the first step in a plan to sort out a plan for the future of Buick and Opel, both in terms of strategy and design language. Andrew Smith will take over Adams’ old position here in the States. Smith leaves his spot at Holden as the brand’s design director.
Meanwhile, Ken Parkinson is set to move into the executive director of global Chevrolet design and architecture position. Helen Emsley will be promoted to the position of executive director of global GMC design and user experience while John Puskar will fill Emsley’s old role as design director of interior full-size trucks and performance cars. Sharon Gauci will take over Puskar’s duties as design director of global color and trim. You can read the full press release on the managerial changes below for more information.
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Official: Cadillac gets new design boss in GM management shakeup