Smith carries a United Way charity torch here. At GM, he's taking torch as new sales chief. Bill Lovejoy helped get America, and General Motors Corp., rolling. Now it's up to John F. Smith to keep the hammer down. Smith (no kin to GM's chairman with whom he shares the same name) on Jan.1 succeeded Lovejoy as group vice president for vehicle sales, service and marketing. At GM, that means he's the guy charged with keeping the metal moving. And to succeed, Smith needs to keep GM's ...

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