OnStar appoints Linda Marshall to president

General Motors (NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM) today announced that Linda Marshall, who joined GM in November 2010 as executive director, OnStar global business strategy and development, has been appointed president, effective February 1, 2011.

According to media.gm.com news release , Marshall is one of Crain’s “Top 100 Women” in 1997 and 2001 and “Most Recognized 15% Women in Wireless” in 1997.

Also according to the release, Marshall succeeds J. Christopher Preuss, who has elected to leave the company to launch a communications consultancy practice.

"As we continue to evolve the OnStar brand and bring new features to our customers, we believe Linda’s deep experience can take the brand and platform to the next level,” said Stephen J. Girsky, vice chairman, corporate strategy and business development.

He went on to say, “Over the past year, Chris was instrumental in helping create a clear vision and strategy for aligning OnStar with GM infotainment plans and entering the retail market. We thank Chris for his many contributions to GM and wish him every success.”

Marshall, who will report to Girsky, was the chief operating officer for Revol Wireless prior to joining OnStar. She also has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, including senior executive-level roles at both Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless.

She holds a bachelors of science in accounting and business from Elmhurst College and completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.

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About the Author: After 39 years in the auto industry as a design engineer, Frank Sherosky now trades stocks and writes articles, books and ebooks via authorfrank.com, but may be contacted here by email: FrankS@TorqueNews.com

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