2020 Wards Intelligence FOCUS: AI Conference Speakers
Executive Director of Global Electronic Components and Subsystems, General Motors
Gary Bandurski is the executive director of Global Electronic Components and Subsystems at General Motors. Based in Warren, Michigan, Gary leads a global team of more than 1,100 electrical and software engineers, inventors, and innovators with members located everywhere from Israel to India. This group is responsible for the design, development and release of electrical systems and components that play an essential and increasingly important role in powering the company’s vehicles and technology. Most recently, Gary’s team led the development of GM’s all-new electrical architecture, the GM digital vehicle platform, which WardsAuto describes as a “technological bombshell… the most significant innovation from the Detroit automaker since Charles Kettering’s pushbutton starter.” The digital vehicle platform forms the basis of the all-new Cadillac CT4, CT5 and Escalade models, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs. Born in Flint, Michigan, Gary is the fourth of five generations of his family that have worked for General Motors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has spent nearly 40 years at GM, including his time as a co-op student.