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Cadillac Chief Leaves GM, Citing `Philosophical Differences'

  • Ex-president de Nysschen says ‘agree to disagree’ and moves on
  • GM luxury brand’s sales surging in China, but sinking in U.S.
Johan de Nysschen

Johan de Nysschen

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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General Motors Co.’s Cadillac chief left the company in the midst of a $12 billion plan to turn around the brand, citing strategic differences with other managers.

Johan de Nysschen exited immediately on Wednesday and was replaced by Steve Carlisle, who had been president of GM Canada since late 2014. De Nysschen, 58, joined the automaker in July 2014 after managing Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti and Volkswagen AG’s Audi brands.