General Motors’ product-development team, already racing to catch up from a 2009 bankruptcy that delayed or tabled several programs, faces additional pressure with today’s resignation of a key executive, industry observers say. “This could be a problem,” says Jeff Bennett, a professor of automotive marketing at Northwood University in Midland, MI, north of Detroit. “You could see a change in product philosophy or direction, and that would be problematic.” Jamie Hresko, a 28-year veteran ...

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