GM's New Man in North America

GM names veteran executive Troy Clarke to oversee the critical home market. His labor-relations background will be key to major negotiations with the UAW

After a year of running General Motors' troubled North American business, Chairman and CEO G. Richard Wagoner Jr. is passing the baton to focus full-time on his role as chairman and CEO. The recipient is Troy Clarke, the 51-year-old head of the auto giant's successful Asia-Pacific business.

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