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Former Janesville worker takes top spot at Fort Wayne GM plant

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JAMES P. LEUTE
December 14, 2007
— A former plant manager at the General Motors truck assembly plant in Janesville is the new boss of the GM truck plant in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Mike Glinski assumed the top spot in November, moving from GMs plant in Moraine, Ohio, where he also was plant manager.


My pure focus here is to motivate and empower people and utilize our resources to move Fort Wayne Assembly a step above where we are now to be more competitive, Glinski told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.


Glinski joined GM in 1984 at the Janesville plant. After several manufacturing positions here, he transferred to the Fort Wayne truck plant in 1996 as paint manager. He returned to Janesville in 1999 as assistant plant manager and served as acting plant manager from 2001 to 2002.


In 2002, Glinski was named plant manager at the GM plant in Arlington, Texas, a position he held until taking the Moraine job in 2006.


Jim Zent, president of United Auto Workers Local 2209, which represents the more than 2,800 hourly workers at the Fort Wayne plant, remembers Glinski as an energetic leader.


I believe hell work well with the union, and well continue being very productive, Zent told the Fort Wayne newspaper.



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