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General Motors has announced that Susanna Webber, vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain Europe for the last four years, is being appointed president and managing director of GM Russia with immediate effect.
appointment is part of a restructuring of GM's Russian operations that will include reduced production and a push for more parts localisation.
Since taking over the job in Europe in 2010, Webber
has also overseen the carmaker during a difficult time.
After the company closed its plant in Belgium in 2010, it is in the process of closing another plant in Bochum, Germany.
However, the carmaker has begun to see its sales and finances stabilise in Europe.
On the supply chain side, it has made considerable progress, including the introduction of a new order management and forecasting system.
is also said to have played an important role in GM's deal with PSA to outsource most of its logistics management to Gefco, which took over operations as '4PL' last year ( read the latest on the project here).
Webber started her career with GM in 1997 and has held various positions in purchasing, supply chain and cost management.
In 2010, Webber
was made responsible for Purchasing and Supply Chain in Europe.