QUES­TION & AN­SWER

Wheels (Australia) - - Holden -

When did you join Holden? 1995 as a grad­u­ate en­gi­neer. When did you move to Michi­gan? 2005, work­ing in Ad­vanced Ve­hi­cle De­vel­op­ment. What at­tracted you to work for GM? Ini­tial plan was a two-year as­sign­ment, then came four years in China, now back in the US. It’s a great ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in dif­fer­ent cul­tures. Do you still feel con­nected to Holden? Ab­so­lutely, Holden and Aus­tralia. I talk to some­one at Holden al­most daily. What first at­tracted you to Holden? I loved to de­sign and con­struct things as a boy. As an en­gi­neer, there was no bet­ter place than de­sign­ing ve­hi­cles at Holden. What do you like most about work­ing in Detroit? We are trans­form­ing the fu­ture of trans­porta­tion. It’s new, ex­cit­ing and will change lives, not just how peo­ple drive. And the least? The weather – deal­ing with a Detroit win­ter with temps of -20°C. AFL team? The West­ern Bull­dogs. I flew home for the week­end just to catch a live game. Clas­sic car own­er­ship? Black 1962 Corvette. I drive it ev­ery chance I get: 327 V8 en­gine, four-speed man­ual.

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