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Systems Design Alumnus and GM CEO

Friday, January 19, 2018

Systems Design Engineering alumnus Steve Carlisle (BASc 1986) is currently President and CEO of GM Canada.  He was recently interviewed regarding high tech / research hubs, one of which is planned for Kitchener-Waterloo. (The following article was originally published on Globe and Mail)

General Motors of Canada sees Ontario's strength in advanced technologies as strategically important for its plans for creating safe, driverless vehicles in the near future, its CEO said Friday at the launch of a new software centre north of Toronto.

The new centre in Markham, Ont. — Canada's largest automotive innovation hub, according to GM — currently has 300 employees but is aiming for 700 by 2019.

GM also plans to open a "mobility campus" in Toronto to complement other research centres it has in the province in Oshawa, Kapuskasing and Kitchener-Waterloo.

"Our team here in Markham has worked on what we call Super Cruise, which is an automated driving technology we have in our Cadillac CT6s today," chief executive Steve Carlisle said. [Read more]