11/20/2014 09:49 EST | Updated 01/20/2015 05:59 EST

GM Canada names Stephen Carlisle president, Kevin Williams to retire

OSHAWA, Ont. - General Motors of Canada Ltd. named Stephen Carlisle as its new president and managing director on Thursday.

Carlisle replaces Kevin Williams, who will retire from the automaker at the end of the year.

Williams has led GM's Canadian operations since 2010.

Carlisle was most recently GM's vice-president and general manager for its service and parts operations.

GM has more than 9,000 employees across Canada including an assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., and CAMI Automotive in Ingersoll, Ont.

The company also builds engines at a powertrain plant in St. Catharines, Ont.