GM Names New U.S. Vice President for Chevrolet

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DETROIT — General Motors has named Brian Sweeney, currently U.S. vice president, Buick-GMC Sales and Service, as U.S. vice president, Chevrolet. Sweeney will be responsible for Chevrolet sales, service and marketing in the United States.

Don Johnson, currently U.S. vice president, Chevrolet sales and service, will retire from General Motors after 33 years with GM in North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Duncan Aldred, chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors and CEO of Opel Ireland, based in Great Britain, has been named U.S. vice president, Buick-GMC. Aldred will be responsible for Buick-GMC sales, service and marketing in the U.S.

Sweeney joined GM in 1990 and held a series of sales and service assignments at GMC, Pontiac and GM Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing before becoming vice president of Saab Cars USA in 2004. He became U.S. vice president, Buick-GMC Sales and Service in 2010. Sweeney earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Detroit Mercy and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Aldred joined GM in 1990 at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant. He worked in various positions in Vauxhall Sales and Marketing before becoming Vauxhall retail sales director in 2004. Following assignments in Hungary and Germany, he was named managing director, Vauxhall Motors, in 2010, and added chairman responsibilities in 2011. In 2013 he was named acting vice president, Sales, Marketing and Aftersales for Opel/Vauxhall. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Liverpool John Moores University.

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