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After last month’s announcement that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche was being promoted to the Flint Assembly Plant, we’ve been wondering who would be appointed as the Jeff’s replacement. Today, that news came from the National Corvette Museum as they tweeted a welcome to Kai Spande who will take the reins officially on September 1st.
A view of his Linked In profile gives us a bit more information about the new head of Corvette production:
Before his appointment to Bowling Green, Kai was the Director of Powertrain and Engineering Operations in Russelshiem Germany were he was responsible for operations that support GM Europe Powertrain Development in Germany. His background also includes engine production as he was the Program Manager for a New Engine Program (engine unnamed) in November 2012 to April 2013. Prior to that appointment, Kai was the General Manager of the Romulus Engine Plant were he oversaw 800 employees building 2200 engines per day. Kai also has stamping and metal casting experience as plant manager of a GM automotive aluminum casting facility.
Kai received his education from the University of Northern Iowa and Kettering University.
We welcome Kai Spande to the Corvette family and look forward to meeting the new plant manager in the future.
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