GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss to Provide Keynote Address at SAE International’s WCX World Congress Experience in Detroit

SAE International announces that Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain for General Motors Company, will be the featured speaker at WCX World Congress Experience Annual Banquet.

WCX World Congress Experience will be held April 10-12 at Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. The Annual Banquet will occur on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Grand Riverview Ballroom B.

Mr. Reuss will speak about the future of the auto industry, as well as the city of Detroit’s role, the engineer’s role, and SAE’s role in fulfilling this future vision. 

Mr. Reuss leads the design, engineering, safety, quality, research and development, advanced vehicle technology and program management of General Motors cars, trucks and crossovers around the world. He also oversees GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization, and is a member of the GM Executive Leadership Team and the board of Shanghai General Motors (SGM).

From 2009-2013, Mr. Reuss was President of General Motors North America, responsible for GM’s performance, manufacturing, portfolio and dealer network. Under his watch, GM’s North America region produced consistent profits and improved margins during a product renaissance featuring a slate of award-winning vehicles.

Previously, Mr. Reuss served briefly as GM’s vice president of global engineering after spending two years overseas as vice president and managing director of Australia and New Zealand. During this time, he was a member of the GM Asia Pacific Strategy Board.

Mr. Reuss is a mechanical engineer who began his GM career as a student intern in 1983. He has held numerous engineering and management positions, including chief engineer of GM’s large luxury vehicles and manufacturing body shop tooling launches.

Video from last year’s event will provide an overview of what to expect in 2018: 

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