Donald Staples Named Comptroller Of GM's Electro-Motive Division

The appointment of Donald E.

Staples as comptroller of the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors was announced by Peter K. Hoglund, vice president of General Motors and general manager of Electro-Motive Division, LaGrange, 111. Mr. Staples succeeds Guy D. Briggs Jr., who until his retirement August 1 will be on special assignment, reporting to Mr. Hoglund.

A graduate of the University of Detroit, Mr. Staples joined General Motors as a junior accountant at the Cadillac Motor Car Division in July 1955 and since 1959, has served in a variety of supervisory positions in all phases of the divisional financial staff activities. Mr. Staples became staff head of general accounting at Cadillac in April 1963, and was promoted to assistant divisional comptroller in January 1973. Since May 1974, he has been comptroller of the Guide Division, Anderson, Ind.

A native of Detroit, Mich., Mr.

Briggs joined the Buick Motor Division, Flint, Mich., in 1952, and became plant manager of the division's Willow Springs, 111., plant in 1953. He was promoted to assistant divisional comptroller of the Electro-Motive Division in 1954, and appointed comptroller of the division in 1955. Mr. Briggs transferred to General Motors Overseas Operations Division in 1960 and in April 1963, was appointed finance manager of Adam Opel A.G., Russelsheim, Germany.

Since August 1965, he has been comptroller of the Electro-Motive Division.

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