Detroit News 4/16 reports http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080416/AUTO01/804160441/1148/AUTO01:
General Motors Corp. will merge its eight brands into four distinct channels, each headed by newly appointed vice presidents, the automaker announced on Tuesday. Long criticized for having too many brands, the new strategy will allow GM to streamline sales and marketing operations of the eight brands without having to eliminate any one lineup. The four channels will be: Chevrolet; Saturn; premium brands Hummer, Cadillac and Saab; and the combined Pontiac, Buick and GMC brands.
The following executive appointments are effective June 1:
-- Susan Docherty, 45, is appointed North America Vice President, Buick-Pontiac-GMC Channel (BPG)