General Motors plans to hire Johan de Nysschen, the former U.
S. Audi boss who is leaving Nissan’s Infiniti, to lead global Cadillac sales, two people familiar with GM’s plans said.
The announcement may come as soon as today, the sources said.
De Nysschen would fill the post vacated yesterday by Bob Ferguson, who’s returning to his previous position as the automaker’s top government lobbyist, effective immediately.
Since mid-March, Ferguson has been spending most of his time in Washington, helping steer GM’s response to its ignition switch recall.