Steve Carlisle, North America leader retires after 41 years at GM; He will be replaced by Rory Harvey, the new executive vice president and president of GM North America (the region to which GM Mexico reports). among other global leadership changes.
Detroit, Michigan, May 2, 2023 – General Motors announced the following changes to its global executive leadership team:
steve carlisle, currently the executive vice president and president of GM North America, has decided to retire after 41 years of working at GM. Carlisle, 61, has been at the helm of GM North America since September 2020.
Prior to leading North America, Carlisle was Cadillac’s senior vice president and president, a role he has held since April 2018. Prior to leading Cadillac, Carlisle was President and CEO of GM Canada since November 2014. Throughout his career at GM, Steve has held various leadership roles including Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management from 2010 to 2014; Vice President of US Sales Operations in 2010; and President and CEO of Southeast Asia operations from 2007 to 2010.
rory harvey, currently Cadillac’s Global Vice President, is named Executive Vice President and President of GM North America, succeeding Carlisle, effective June 1, 2023. Harvey, 55, was in charge of GM North America after leading Cadillac since September 2020. Joined Cadillac in March 2018 as Vice President of Cadillac North American Sales, Service and Marketing. Prior to this, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors in the UK. During his more than 30 years with GM, Harvey has held various positions in Europe and the Middle East.
John Roth, Harvey, the current Global Vice President of Customer Care and After Sales, will assume the role of Cadillac’s Global Vice President effective June 1, 2023. Roth, 54, has led GM’s customer care and after sales team since 2020. Previously, Roth served as president and general manager of GM Africa and Middle East operations from 2018 to 2020. He was also the Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing for GM Canada from 2013 to 2018. Prior to assuming the GM Canada role, Roth held leadership positions in sales and service for Cadillac. Roth has held a variety of sales and service positions across all GM brands during his 32 years with the company.
josh tavel, currently executive chief engineer of batteries for electric pickups and SUVs, has been named vice president of Global Customer Care and Aftermarket, effective June 1, 2023, succeeding Roth. Tevel, 44, has nearly 21 years of experience at GM. He has served as the acting chief engineer of batteries for electric pickups and SUVs since 2019. Prior to that role, Tavel served as chief engineer for a variety of GM products, including mid-size and full-size pickups and vans. He was also the chief engineer for autonomous and electric vehicles including the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Spark EV, Volt and the Cadillac ELR.