General Motors named Jim Glynn as vice president of North American labor relations on Monday.
Glynn replaces Cathy Clegg, who was named global manufacturing engineering vice president, replacing the retiring Eric Stevens.
Glynn will be responsible for the automaker’s union-management partnerships and will lead joint programs and negotiations and other key matters involving union-represented workers.
He most recently served as North American manufacturing manager. He lead operations at 10 vehicle assembly, powertrain, metal stamping and battery assembly plants. During his 34-year GM career, Glynn held positions in manufacturing and manufacturing engineering, including an assignment leading operations in Mexico.
“Jim’s extensive background in manufacturing and his reputation for building strong relationships with our union partners will help him succeed in this new role,” said Tim Lee, GM vice president of global manufacturing and president of GM International Operations. “Our workforce is our competitive advantage and what we accomplish through collaboration with our partners is critically important to the business.”
Stevens retired after almost 35 years at GM.
In her new role, Clegg will have manufacturing engineering responsibilities for automotive press, body, paint, assembly, controls, powertrain and global program management.