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General Motors executives leave company


The General Motors world headquarters is seen in downtown Detroit, Michigan in this May 31, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
The General Motors world headquarters is seen in downtown Detroit, Michigan in this May 31, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Two General Motors executives are leaving the company, as the automaker continues to deal with the fallout of its handling of a recall of 2.6-million vehicles due to an ignition switch issue.

Monday, GM CEO Mary Barra announced head of human resources Melissa Howell and senior vice president of global communications and public policy Selim Bingol are leaving their positions, effective immediately. GM has named the company's executive director of human resources for global product development John Quattrone to replace Howell. Bingol is expected to be replaced by GM's Cadillac chief Bob Ferguson.

Officials say the changes are not connected to the recalls, but, rather moves made by Barra herself.

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