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Zarella Goes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2001

Ever since Bob Lutz was appointed vice chairman of GM Product Development, commentators have been waiting for Zarella's exit. This morning it happened. Bausch & Lomb, the company Zarella left as president for GM, has re-hired him as chairman and CEO. Despite praise from CEO & president Rick Wagoner for his contribution to the company, GM wasted no time in replacing the controversial executive. Bob Lutz, vice chairman of GM Product Development, will take on additional duties as chairman of GM North America with Gary Cowger appointed to Zarella's former position as president. Both changes are effective immediately. Cowger had been vice president of Manufacturing and Labor Relations, recalled after a brief tenure as Opel head to mend fences with the UAW in 1998 (more…)