Michigan - Homi Patel, Vice President of manufacturing for the GM
Powertrain Group, today announced changes in plant leadership at several
facilities. All appointments are effective August 1.
engine plant manager Arvin Jones will replace Mike Chapman as
Director of Manufacturing of the Ellesmere Port, England plant.
plant manager Keith G. Campbell will become plant manager at the
Tonawanda engine facility. He will report to Robert Moran.
Engine plant manager Cheryl R. McCurdy will become plant manager at
the Toledo plant reporting to Greg Deveson.
began his career with GM Delco in 1977 as an industrial engineer in
Dayton, Ohio. He held various assignments within engineering at both
Delco and Harrison Division in Dayton, and in 1987 was promoted to
manager of production for Harrison Division in Buffalo, N. Y. Jones was
promoted to manager of operations at GM Powertrain's Willow Run facility
in 1990. In 1993 he was promoted to director of manufacturing quality
systems for Powertrain. In 1994 he became the production manager at the
Tonawanda engine facililty and in 1996 he assumed his current position
as plant manager. He received an engineering degree from the University
began his career in 1962 at GM's subsidiary, McKinnon Industries, in St.
Catharines, Ontario as a GMI cooperative student. After graduation he
was a process engineer at that plant and by 1973 he was superintendent
of foundry maintenance. In 1976 he became superintendent for
manufacturing in the axle plant in St.Catharines. In 1980 Campbell
transferred to the Windsor transmission plant as general superintendent
of Manufacturing and a year later became general superintendent of
engineering and maintenance. He was named plant manager of the plant in
1984. In 1988 he became the plant manager of the Ypsilanti transmission
plant and in 1993 became the plant manager at the Windsor transmission
plant, a position he held until named to his most recent assignment in
1997. Campbell received his engineering degree from McMaster University
in Ontario, Canada.
began her GM career in 1973 as a college graduate-in-training with
Chevrolet Division. She held a variety of positions in manufacturing and
quality before being named operations manager at the Hydra-matic
division in 1987. She was named plant manager for the Massena plant in
1992 and to her current position in 1996. McCurdy received her
engineering and business degrees from GMI and Michigan respectively.
Robinson, currently manufacturing engineering and finance manager at
Moraine will assume overall management responsibilities at the Moraine
site during the transition of the diesel business to our joint venture
company, DMAX Ltd.
making the announcement, Patel praised the contributions and
qualifications of these dedicated employees. "All of these
individuals have demonstrated their leadership in improving the
operating performance of their respective plants," he said.
"They continue to demonstrate their commitment to GM and to
building quality products that are a value to our customers."