of the Indycar Series !
Plant Manger Wil Cooksey announces retirement.
(Wil) Cooksey, the current plant manager at Bowling
Green, will retire, effective March, 1, 2008.
Wil Cooksey's direction, the Corvette has received numerous
awards including "Americas Best Automobile
of the Year" by Automobile Magazine, "Best
Premium Sports Car" by J.D. Power, and "Best
Sports Car" by Money Magazine. In May of 2002,
the Bowling Green Assembly Plant was awarded two prestigious
awards. J.D. Power & Associates named Corvette as
"Best in Segment" for the second year in a
row and recognized the assembly center as North Americas
will not be away from Corvette for long though... Starting
next year, he will be the Chairman Of Board for the
National Corvette Museum.
Motors has announced that Paul Graham, currently assistant
plant manager of its Fairfax Assembly plant, was appointed
plant manager of the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly
Plant, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Graham began his GM career
in 1980 as a college student intern at GM Truck and
Bus in Flint, Mich. In 1986, he became an associate
manufacturing engineer at the plant, then moved on to
become a supervisor of production in 1987 at the GM
Ft. Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana. In 1992, Graham
moved on to GM Baltimore Assembly in Maryland to assume
an assistant superintendent of Maintenance position,
and over the years held positions of increasing responsibility
at the plant before returning to GM Ft. Wayne Assembly
to an area manager of the Body Shop position in 1995.
In 1997, Graham went to Guanajuato, Mexico to assume
a platform program manager position with GM of Mexico.
In 2000, he returned to the United States and was appointed
assistant plant manager of the GM Shreveport Assembly
plant in Louisiana. Graham was appointed assistant plant
manager of the GM Oklahoma City facility in 2005. He
was appointed to his current position in 2006.
OF LUCK WIL !!