August 20, 2013

Steve Kiefer joins GM as Vice-President, Global Powertrain

General Motors announced that Steve Kiefer will join the company effective September 1, 2013 to lead its Global Powertrain operations.

Kiefer, 50, has served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles over his career at both GM and Delphi and brings extensive
engine development expertise and knowledge of the global auto business. Kiefer has served as a company Senior vice-President and president of Delphi's Powertrain Systems since 2011.

"As GM continues to bring new vehicle engine and drivetrain technologies and innovations to the marketplace, Steve's customer perspective, technical expertise and proven leadership will further bolster our global powertrain team," said Mary Barra, Executive Vice-President, Global Product Development & Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. 

Kiefer will have overall responsibility for GM's global powertrain engineering activities, reporting to Mary Barra. JimLanzon, vice presidentPowertrain Global Transmissions, will continue to lead the company's transmission development and engineering activities, reporting to Kiefer.

"The collective expertise and experience of Jim and Steve brings a new dynamic to the Powertrain team. Together they will lead the global team and work to strengthen GM's position as an industry leader in powertrain technology," said Barra.

Kiefer will be based at GM's Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac. As a Michigan native, he will play an active role representing GM in Detroit-area philanthropic and civic activities.

Kiefer has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, which included engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University inGermany. Additionally, he holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.


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