DETROIT (Nov. 8)—Domestic auto makers have announced several new key appointments in the past two days. Among them, General Motors Corp. said Bo I. Andersson, who had been executive in charge of worldwide purchasing since 1999, will succeed Harol Kutner when he retires as vice president of worldwide purchasing Dec. 1. The Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler A.G. named Thomas W. LaSorda executive vice president of manufacturing effective Jan. 1, replacing Gary L. Henson. LaSorda joined Chrysler in May 2000 as senior vice president in charge of powertrain manufacturing. Ford Motor Co. also announced a new manufacturing executive—effective immediately, Roman Krygier will become group vice president of the manufacturing and quality group. He had been vice president of powertrain operations at Ford.