Automobile company General Motors has announced a new member of its top brass. The company has revealed that Pamela Fletcher will be the new vice president for its electric vehicle programs. The reason behind this hiring is to expand further into the electric vehicle segment, where GM wants to ramp up its efforts.
GM is one of the largest car manufacturers in the United States when it comes to sales, and it has recently announced plans to launch more than 20 electric cars by 2023.
Fletcher has already been in leadership positions in GM for more than 10 years, and now she will be reporting to Vice President of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs Doug Parks. Prior to being announced as vice president, Fletcher held the position of executive chief engineer for electric vehicles and new-generation technology.
Fletcher has headed teams that have developed electric cars and hybrid cars like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, second generation Chevrolet Volt, Spark EV and the Cadillac ELR.
Beyond General Motors, Fletcher also is a board member at Coherent, a company based in Santa Clara, California, that manufactures lasers.