Jon Lauckner was named GM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective April 1, 2012. In addition to his role as CTO, Jon remains President, GM Ventures and also responsible for leading GM’s Global Research and Development organization.
Prior to becoming CTO, Lauckner was responsible for forming General Motors Ventures, LLC, a separate subsidiary started July 1, 2010. As president, Jon leads a team that makes equity investments in startup companies that are developing next-generation automotive technology.
Lauckner has also previously held the positions of Vice President of General Motors Global Product Planning and Vice President of Global Program Management.
Jon joined General Motors in 1979 and held a number of positions in product engineering, powertrain engineering and product development, including international assignments in South America and Europe from 1992-2005.
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.