GM Installs New Fuel Cell Research Leaders

December 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

General Motors Corp. (Detroit, MI) announced that it is installing new leaders for its fuel cell research activities as Frank Colvin, vice president of GM's fuel cell activities, prepares to retire. Colvin will retire effective February 1, 2003, after 38 years with the automaker. Colvin helped establish and develop fuel cell activities within GM.

Byron McCormick, executive director of GM fuel cell activities, will assume Colvin's responsibilities. He will report directly to Larry Burns, GM vice president of research and development and planning. Additionally, Julie Beamer, formerly director of GM business planning and support, has been appointed director, fuel cell commercialization. She will report to McCormick.