New VP for GM North America manufacturing

General Motors has announced Cathy Clegg will take the reins as vice president of manufacturing for North America, Reuters reported on Monday.

Clegg, who has been with the firm over 30 years, will begin her duties from July 1.

Clegg was the lead negotiator for the 2011 National Agreement between General Motors and the United Auto Workers.

The new VP, moves from her position as vice president of global manufacturing engineering and will succeed Gerald Johnson, who will become vice president of operational excellence.

According to GM representatives, in her new job, Clegg will oversee 55 manufacturing facilities including assembly, stamping, powertrain and component operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.