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TOM KRISHERAP, Auto Writer  

 DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is naming a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge recall that is damaging the company's reputation.    

The move by CEO Mary Barra is a response to revelations that GM knew about a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars at least 11 years ago, but failed to recall them until last month.

The problem has been linked to at least a dozen deaths in the Chevrolet Cobalt and five other models.    

Barra on Tuesday named 40-year company veteran Jeff Boyer to the new post.

She says it gives GM a single safety leader with access to senior managers and the board.

 

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