General Motors announced today that Santiago Chamorro is now president and managing director of GM South America. Chamorro will report to Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president and president, GM International.
Chamorro will relocate from Michigan, where he held his most recent position as GM vice president, Global Connected Services – to São Paulo. Jeff Massimilla, GM executive director, Connected Customer and Mobility Services, replaces Chamorro.
Chamorro held positions as president of GM Colmotores in Colombia; GM South America sales, service and marketing general manager; and GM Brazil CEO. In Chamorro’s most recent position as vice president of Global Connected Services, his teams focused on promoting GM’s connected vehicle technologies while serving GM customers. Today, GM provides OnStar and Connected Services to 22 million customers worldwide. (AutoInformed: 911 Safety Technology – OnStar Expands with RapidDeploy, General Motors Expands Access to OnStar Guardian App, GM OnStar – the Connected Car Beginnings?)