GM VP Pamela Fletcher Earns SAE International’s Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering
SAE International announces that Pamela Fletcher, Vice President – Global Electric Vehicle Program, General Motors Company, has won the 2017 Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering.
Established in 1988, this award recognizes SAE International members who use their engineering skills to achieve product or manufacturing process contributions which are assessed to have had the greatest positive effect on the passenger car, truck, and bus industries. The Ford Motor Company has funded this award to honor Henry Ford II and to recognize his enormous impact on the mobility industry.
Fletcher leads the vehicle program execution for GM’s entire global electric vehicle portfolio, accelerating the company along the pathway to its vision of a zero emissions world. For more than a decade, she has been in leadership roles supporting the engineering of GM’s electric vehicle and self-driving technologies, most recently as executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles and new technologies. She has led the teams responsible for development of several of GM’s most awarded vehicles, including the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, the Chevrolet Spark EV and the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the industry’s first mass-market, long-range affordable electric vehicle. Her team also led development of Super Cruise, the industry’s first hands-free highway driver assist system.
Fletcher’s teams include engineers located in the United States and Asia. She has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering. She serves as a corporate director of Coherent Inc. (COHR), a NASDAQ listed company based in Silicon Valley. She graduated from the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and most recently, the Stanford Graduate School of Business Transformational Leadership Program. Fletcher was named to Motor Trend’s 2018 Power List of auto industry leaders and was one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” of 2017. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.