General Motors Co. said Monday it has named 33-year company veteran Gerald Johnson as its vice president of North America manufacturing, effective July 1.
Johnson will replace Diana Tremblay, who the Detroit automaker last week named vice president of the company's new Global Business Services unit.
"Gerald's proven leadership, experience and passion for product quality will serve him well in this role," Tim Lee, GM's vice president of global manufacturing and president of GM International Operations, said in a statement. "He leads by example as a mentor and strong communicator, engaging his full team to ensure we build only the best for our customers."
Johnson will oversee more than 74,000 employees at 56 assembly, stamping, powertrain and component plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He currently serves as executive director of global program quality and launch, where he has lead initiatives to improve product launches. He also previously served in executive roles in labor relations and manufacturing.