GM replacing communications, human resources heads

General Motors is replacing its chiefs of communications and human resources.
In this April 1, 2014 file photo, General Motors CEO Mary Barra listens as she testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Documents from a House subcommittee show that Barra received an email about a steering problem in the Saturn Ion in October 2011 — more than two years before the car was recalled. That email message was not related to the safety defects and mishandled recall of 2.6 million small cars with a faulty ignition switch that's been linked to 13 deaths and dozens of crashes, which is the subject of the subcommittee investigation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is replacing its chiefs of communications and human resources.

The company says communications head Selim Bingol and human resources chief Melissa Howell are leaving GM to pursue other interests.

GM named John Quattrone to replace Howell. No replacement has been named for Bingol.

The company is struggling with a series of embarrassing recalls, including 2.6 million small cars worldwide due to a faulty ignition switches. GM says at least 13 deaths have been linked to the ignition switch problem. Family members of those killed say the death toll is much higher.

For a link to the Energy and Commerce Committee website where more documents regarding the recall can be found, click here.

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