GM Purchasing chief (and Swede) Bo Andersson resigns

This is quite unexpected and very hopeful news.
Bo Andersson is reputed to be one hard-headed purchasing guy. As you’ll se below, he started at Saab and was later retained by GM and heads their worldwide purchasing operations.
There’s no word as to where he’s going, but the timing’s quite amazing, isn’t it?
General Motors Global Purchasing Group Vice President Bo I. Andersson To Pursue Other Career Interests
BoAndersson.jpgDETROIT – General Motors President and Chief Executive Officer Fritz Henderson announced today that Bo I. Andersson, group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, has decided to leave GM to pursue other career opportunities, effective immediately.
“Bo has made tremendous contributions to the development of our global purchasing and supply chain strategy as we’ve globalized our product line portfolios and manufacturing footprint,” Henderson said.
Andersson, 53, joined GM in 1987 as a manager at SAAB AB located in Sweden. Previous appointments include executive director, Purchasing of Electrical commodities and later of Chemical commodities. He also held the position of GM Europe vice president of Purchasing. Bo was appointed vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain in December 2001 and was appointed a group vice president in 2007.
A successor to Bo will be named in the near future.