DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Motors Co. Vice President Susan Docherty, who had a short stint as head of U.S. sales and marketing, has been named vice president of international operational sales, marketing and aftersales.
GM sells almost half of its new vehicles in the international region that includes the emerging markets of China, India, Brazil and Russia. Growth in those areas is important to GM's future, the automaker said.
Docherty, 47, had been replaced in U.S. sales in March and in marketing earlier in May under the fourth executive turnover in that area since GM emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009. She takes the international role on June 1.
Docherty replaces Don Johnson, 53, who will have a new position within GM.