DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. confirms earlier reports of an executive shakeup by announcing the retirement of Asia/Pacific chief Rudy Schlais and the promotion of Service Parts Operations General Manager John F. Smith. See related story Schlais’ scheduled retirement May 1 sets off a chain reaction of executive moves that includes Smith taking over as vice president of sales, service and parts. The replacement for Schlais, who is 61 and a 42-year GM veteran, is Fritz Henderson, leader ...

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