Meet GM’s Global Chief Technology Officer Thomas Stephens!
We’ve just heard news that GM has named Thomas G. Stephens its new Global Chief Technology Officer. We love that GM is being proactive about staying ahead of the very competitive and ever-evolving technological world.
“Customers today expect and deserve the very best technology from their GM vehicles,” said GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “Tom will make sure that GM technology keeps up with our customers and keeps ahead of our competitors.”
The new CTO position is a major element of Akerson’s goal to make the company more customer driven and technology focused. In December, Akerson elevated Joel Ewanick to Global Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for GM’s brands globally.
As GM vice chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Stephens will strengthen the company’s technology vision and focus, working across the global organization to anticipate and deliver innovation for customers in each market. His primary role is to seek creative solutions and game-changing technologies to help GM shape the automotive future, leveraging internal and external partnerships to benefit customers today and tomorrow. Stephens also will be responsible for the company’s research and development organization led by GM vice president Alan Taub.
“Today’s cars and trucks are technology on wheels,” said Stephens. “I’m excited about working with the GM team in new ways and focusing my energy to keep us on the leading edge of automotive innovation.”[Source: GM]
This ensures us that our GMCs, Buick’s and Cadillac’s will always have the most up to date technology available. Come check out our most favorite feature, OnStar, available in all of our vehicles today!