General Motors Company (GM) Names Steve Kiefer As Global Powertrain Head
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has named former Delphi executive Steve Kiefer as their head of global powertrain operations. This position has been vacant for over two years. Kiefer was a senior vice president and Delphi and the head of power train systems there since 2011. He will become the VP of GM’s global power train operations on September 1st. Kiefer will be reporting to GM EVP of global product development Mary Barra.
“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,” stated Barra.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) did not have a global powertrain head since February 2011 after Jamie Hresko resigned. The duties were split between GM’s global transmission systems VP Jim Lanzon and Sam Winegarden. Winegarden had to resign due to diesel engine issues in India. Lanzon oversaw transmission and engine duties on an interim basis after Winegarden departed. He will continue to work as the transmissions chief and will report to Kiefer.
Kiefer has worked in thermal and HVAC divisions at Delphi since 1983. Delphi spun out of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) in 1999. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Kiefer is going to relocate from Luxembourg to Michigan and will be based out of the GM powertrain headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan.