GM Hires Retirees to Oversee Truck Launches

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GM Hires Retirees to Oversee Truck Launches

General Motors is hiring roughly 100 retired engineers to watch its supplier base as the American automaker launches its new full-size pickup trucks.

GM is launching two if its most important pick-up trucks onto the market in the coming months: the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. To help ensure those new full-size pickups arrive showrooms without any major headaches, the retired engineers will work primarily with Tier 1 suppliers to help check out components such as steering gears and chassis controls.

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Since suppliers typically deliver pre-assembled units straight to the factories, a fault with a component in the steering column for example, would be made ahead of the assembly process. According to GM North America president┬áMark Reuss, the retired engineers were used to help “bring all of the knowledge and lessons learned of their experience over their careers.”

[Source: Automotive News]

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