Car giant GM puts internal pro in top Powertrain PR job

PONTIAC, MI: General Motors has tapped an internal candidate to become director of communications for its GM Powertrain group, a maker of engines, transmissions and other automotive, marine and industrial equipment.

PONTIAC, MI: General Motors has tapped an internal candidate to become director of communications for its GM Powertrain group, a maker of engines, transmissions and other automotive, marine and industrial equipment.

PONTIAC, MI: General Motors has tapped an internal candidate to

become director of communications for its GM Powertrain group, a maker

of engines, transmissions and other automotive, marine and industrial

equipment.



Sherrie Childers, who had been director of PR for GM China, has assumed

the Powertrain post, reporting to group VP Arv Mueller and Tom

Kowaleski, executive director of product communications for the auto

manufacturer.



She replaces Katie McBride, who becomes director of communications for

GM’s Truck Group. The company has not yet named a replacement in

China.



Kowaleski said GM only considered internal candidates to fill the

position.



Childers’ international know-how was said to be a major factor in her

hiring, given GM Powertrain’s sizeable around-the-world presence. ’All

of these operations operate with a global footprint,’ said

Kowaleski.



’It is very important that we have people with international

experience.’



Childers’ role will comprise media relations as well as internal and

product communications. A 15-year GM veteran, she served in China for

nearly three years. GM Powertrain is headquartered in Pontiac, MI.



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