Top Designer To GM: "Hell, No, I Won't Go."
Well into the first decade of the new millennium, Changchun, China, was Volkswagen’s Siberia. When someone was transferred to the frigid city in Northern China, the others inevitably asked: “What did you do?”
It looks like Opel is quickly becoming GM’s Siberia, and people rather desert than going.
Lyon, says the Detroit Free Press, was “one of General Motors’ highest-ranking designers.” His work “at GM included the widely praised interior of the new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan, making Buick’s transition to a modern global design theme consistent with GM’s European Opel brand, and small crossovers to broaden GMC’s lineup. He also played a significant role in designing the interior of the Chevrolet Volt.”
It is not clear why Lyon left, but, says the Freep, his “departure is the latest blow to Opel/Vauxhall, which have endured management and labor turmoil as Europe’s economy totters.”
Think about it, the German Labor Unions Government and people have done just about every thing they can do to make GM feel unwanted. Who would want to be around these people anymore.
Perhaps he doesn´t like sauerkraut and wurst?
Perhaps Dave didn't want to preside over the closing of Opel and find a way to git rid of himself as well as a division. he may not have had the golden parachute Rabid Rick and the boys had so best to move on.
So this guy is responsible for the XTS and turning Buick into Opel Jr.? Good riddance.