A top engineer at General Motors, who is linked to the company's investigation of faulty ignition switches, is leaving the automaker.
Jim Federico, who worked at GM for about 36 years, is exiting the company to pursue other opportunities.
His retirement comes just two weeks after another high-level GM engineer, John Calabrese, announced he would be leaving the company.
Their departures are the latest sign General Motors is shuffling product development executives as it continues its internal investigation into faulty ignition switches and the automaker's slow response to the problem, which has been linked to at least 13 deaths and 31 accidents.
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GM was quick to point out that neither Federico nor Calabrese was fired, and their retirements are unrelated to the ignition switch probe.