Nov 15 – Automotive Innovation: It’s Not Your Parents’ Auto Industry Anymore

A Talk and Q&A with Stephen Carlisle (President and Managing Director, GM Canada) about Student Recruitment and the Future of the Auto Industry
gm-canadaNovember 15, 2016
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
University College, Room 140 (15 King’s College Circle)
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to ( by November 11, 2016.

General Motors recently announced a major expansion of its engineering and software work in Canada with focus on supporting the development of innovative new automotive systems and technologies for the future.
GM will expand its Canadian engineering base to reach a total of approximately 1000 positions over the next few years. The new GM Canada work will be focused in the areas of Autonomous Vehicle Software & Controls Development, Active Safety and Vehicle Dynamics Technology, Infotainment and Connected Vehicle Technology, all important areas for the development of new connected, autonomous and shared vehicles and mobility systems.

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Stephen Carlisle President and Managing Director, General Motors Company of Canada

Stephen K. Carlisle was appointed President and Managing Director of GM Canada on November 20, 2014, returning to Canada over 30 years after first starting his career in Oshawa.

During this time, Carlisle has held a number of senior leadership positions at General Motors that have taken him across the globe, including Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management, 2010-2014; Vice President of U.S. Sales Operations, 2010; and President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia Operations, 2007-2010.

In 1995, Carlisle was appointed Director of the GM Decision Support Center, and in 1996, became program planning director for the Midsize Truck Vehicle Line Executive team, located in Pontiac, Michigan.

After progressively more senior roles in Planning and Program Management, Carlisle became Executive Director of Program Management for GM North America in 2001, before moving to Asia as the Vice President of Product Planning and Program Management for Asia-Pacific in 2002.

Carlisle is an active business leader, currently serving on the Ontario Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity; the Dean’s Advisory Council, University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering; and the Advanced Technology Committee of Canadian Automotive Partnership Council, as Chair. In the past, he has held the position of Chair for the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association, from 2014 to 2016, has served as a member of Business Leaders of Michigan, and has been a member of the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.