DETROIT - Several General Motors executives involved in the vehicle production process will retire this year, GM announced in a July 30 statement.
Denny Mooney, vice president, global vehicle systems and integration, has elected to retire, effective Oct. 1. Mooney, 53, joined GM in 1978 as a college graduate in training at Oldsmobile and served in several engineering and business-team management positions. In 2001, he was named executive director, vehicle performance, for North American engineering, and in 2003 he became executive director, vehicle integration, also for GM North American engineering. He was appointed chairman and managing director for Holden in 2003 and was named to his current position in 2007.
Gary White, North America vice president and vehicle line executive for full-size trucks, has elected to retire November 1. White, 58, started his GM career at Lordstown, Ohio, and served in various engineering and management positions at Buick, the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac division, and Cadillac Luxury Car Division. He was named vehicle line executive for mid-size cars, including the successful Chevy Impala in 1995, and became vehicle line executive for full-size trucks in 1999, where he oversaw creation of GM's current generation of award-winning trucks.