Harold Smith Appointed General Manager Of Detroit Diesel Allison

Harold L. Smith Jr. has been named general manager of the Detroit Diesel Allison Division, General Motors Corporation; he is also a GM vice president. Mr.

Smith replaces Donald J. Atwood, who has been appointed group executive in charge of GM's Electrical Components Group.

Mr. Smith joined General Motors with the Electro-Motive Division in LaGrange, 111., as a detail p r o j e c t e n g i n e e r in 1946.

Working his way up through the engineering ranks, he became assistant chief engineer in 1960, then chief engineer in 1965.

He was promoted to general manager of Electro-Motive Division and was elected a GM vice president in 1973. The following year he was appointed group executive in charge of the GM Power Products Group, the position he held until his latest assignment.

D e t r o i t Diesel Allison was formed in 1970, when GM merged the former Detroit Diesel Engine and Allison Divisions. DDA has manufacturing operations in Redford Township and Romulus near Detroit; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England; and Peterhead, Scotland.

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