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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Here is the best sign of change at GM in quite some time. Mr. Ballew was undeniably so far out of touch with reality that the entire corporation suffered with virtually each statement he made. His analysis was the laughing stock of our industry. Good riddance!


Paul Ballew, long the point man on explaining General Motors monthly sales, is leaving the automaker.

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson confirmed the planned departure of Ballew, the automakers chief sales analyst. He declined to discuss Ballew's plans but said he was looking for another career opportunity.
But Ballew told employees that he was headed for Nationwide Insurance Co. in Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide is a supplier of a broad portfolio of insurance and investments.

He has been a player in GM's sales strategy and forecasting.
Before joining GM, Ballew was a partner and senior director for J.D. Power and Associates from 1995 to 1999.
From 1988 to 1995, he was a research officer and senior economist with the Federal Reserve, specializing in the automotive industry.