The GM Roster: Outside

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2002-11-01 Print this article Print

The outside technology suppliers for General Motors.

John Waraniak, Executive Director, E-Business Speed, Johnson Controls

Who says GM actually has to build all of its cars, from bumper to bumper? Not Waraniak. He's been convincing automakers that the road to profit means letting suppliers deliver bigger chunks of the car.

Russell Krauss, Managing Director, Global Product Development, GM Account, Electronic Data Systems

Of course, not everything goes smoothly, now that EDS is a supplier of services to GM, not a subsidiary. So the former CIO for the New York Power Authority troubleshoots the work EDS has done in product development for GM.

Ed Arlin, PLM President, Global GM Account, Electronic Data Systems

Think EDS is totally out of the picture? Think again. Arlin helps GM computerize its manufacturing and engineering processes. He also helps GM find and develop new engineering talent

Elizabeth Griffith, Executive Director of Program Management, Advanced Development, Intier Automotive Inc.

Whose idea was it that a single supplier should deliver a complete interior to GM, not just seats or steering wheel? Not sure. But Griffith drove it to reality, making sure Intier Automotive became the first supplier for GM to do so, for the 2003 Cadillac CTS. Now, GM will turn more work over to key parts makers.


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