GM names former U.S. auto safety chief to global regulatory post

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Wednesday named David Strickland, the former top U.S. auto-safety official who now serves as a senior Senate aide, as its regulatory affairs chief as the largest American automaker expands its electric vehicle plans. Detroit-based GM said it is tapping Strickland as vice president for global regulatory affairs, beginning Oct. 1. Strickland is currently the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s staff director. He previously served as U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) chief under former President Barack Obama. G…

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