Jon Lauckner Named VP to Lead GM Vehicle Programs
Global, Regional VLEs to
Report to New Vice President
DETROIT - Jon Lauckner has
been named GM vice president of global program management. This new
position, reporting to Bob Lutz, vice chairman of product development, is
a key part of the company's global product development initiative.
Lauckner, 47, most recently
was global vehicle line executive for GM's global midsize vehicles, based
in Russelsheim, Germany. He also oversaw the GM Europe regional activities
for that product line.
His appointment is effective
immediately. He will be based in Detroit.
Future GM vehicles are being
developed by a network of global and regional vehicle development teams.
The global and regional vehicle line executives responsible for each
vehicle program will report to Lauckner, and he will be responsible for
the program management activities within the regional planning
organizations. His replacement for the global midsize vehicle program will
be named soon.
For the past five years,
Lauckner has held several leadership positions in GM Europe, based at Opel
headquarters. He joined GM in 1979 as an engineer at Buick, and held
several positions there before joining the GM product planning staff in
1988. In 1990, Lauckner was appointed director of market and business
analysis for GM's Asia Pacific and Latin America regions. He joined GM do
Brasil in 1992 as general director of planning, where he was responsible
for managing the regional VLE process for GM Latin America, Africa and
Middle East. In 2000, Lauckner joined GM Europe as lead vehicle line
executive for small cars.