Mr. Lauckner was named GM Vice President and President, General Motors Ventures, LLC, effective July 1, 2010. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Vice President of General Motors Global Product Planning since August 2009 and Vice President of Global Program Management since May 2005. He is a member of the GM Senior Leadership Group and had a key role in developing the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Mr. Lauckner joined General Motors in 1979 and held a number of positions in product engineering and product development during his career, including international assignments in South America and Europe from 1992 to 2005. Mr. Lauckner received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1979. He earned a master of science degree in management from Stanford Business School in 1990 through the Sloan Fellowship program and attended the GM-Harvard Senior Executive Program in 2001..