Demuynck Named New Manager for GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Rick Demuynck was announced as the new plant manager for General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly Tuesday. He began work as the new manager May 1.

A GM employee since 1989, Demuynck was assistant plant manager at Lordstown from November 2009 to July 2013 where he assisted with the launch of the Chevrolet Cruze before moving to GM’s Grand Rapids Operations Plant in Wyoming, Mich.

“I welcome the opportunity to return to Lordstown. My previous experience here as assistant plant manager was rewarding and it was an honor to be part of the team in 2010 that launched the Chevrolet Cruze for North America,” he said in a statement. “I realize Lordstown is an important part of this region’s economic and quality of life engines. I look forward to again being part of this team as we move forward.”

Outside of the plant, Demuynck has participated in United Way and March of Dimes campaigns, Junior Achievement programs, worked with education programs in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and assisted the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina.

Previous plant manager Steve Notar Donato, who took the position in August 2014, was transferred to the Lansing Grand River Assembly in Lansing, Mich. The plant produces the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS and ATS.

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