DETROIT — General Motors on Wednesday said Chief Technology Officer Jon Lauckner and communications chief Tony Cervone are retiring.
Matt Tsien, 59, president of GM China, will succeed Lauckner, 62, as the automaker prepares to introduce a bevy of electric vehicles. GM has hired Craig Buchholz from Procter & Gamble to replace Cervone, 57. The changes are effective April 1, though Lauckner and Cervone will remain with GM until July 1.
Tsien has led GM’s China operations since 2014. His team implemented technology to enable long-term growth in China, especially in electrification and connectivity, GM said in a statement.
Previously, Tsien was vice president of planning and program management for GM China, GM International and Strategic Alliances. He led product planning across the region and helped oversee the growth of the product lineup. Before that, he was executive vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM China’s manufacturing joint venture with SAIC and Guangxi Automobile Group,…