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General Motors appoints 2 executives, creates new position

Sweeney and Hill will assume their new roles Nov. 15

Brian Sweeney, Vice President, Dealer Operations and Innovation (left), Steve Hill U.S. Vice President, Sales, Service and Marketing. (General Motors)

DETROIT – General Motors announced two executive appointments Friday, with Brian Sweeney as vice president of Dealer Operations and Innovation — a newly formed position — and Steve Hill as vice president of U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing.

Sweeney will work closely with Chevrolet, Buick and GMC to “deliver a world-class customer experience and robust dealer business model,” announced GM in a news release.

Hill will lead Chevrolet in maintaining continuity and sales momentum, the news release stated.

“Our dealers are already do an excellent job taking care of our customers and Brian and Steve have played a major role in building that foundation,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president of GM North America. “Competition is intensifying, customer expectations are rising, and technology is transforming vehicles, dealership operations and the way we engage with customers. We will meet these changes head on and we are putting some of our most experienced and accomplished leaders in charge of embracing change and driving innovation.”

Sweeney and Hill will assume their new roles Nov. 15.