Executive Vice President
Ray Bierzynski was appointed executive vice president of SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM China’s manufacturing joint venture with SAIC and Wuling Motors, on October 1, 2012. He is based at SAIC-GM-Wuling’s headquarters in Liuzhou, Guangxi.
Bierzynski was previously executive director of Electrification Strategy for GM China since June 1, 2011. Based in Shanghai, he was responsible for coordinating and accelerating the commercialization of electrification technologies in the world’s largest vehicle market.
Prior to returning to Shanghai in 2011, Bierzynski was GM’s executive director, Global HV AC/PT Cooling, since November 2009. Bierzynski had earlier held the post of vice president, Engineering, for GM Asia Pacific and executive director, China Engineering, since November 2007. He served as president of the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) from 2004 to 2007.
Bierzynski began his career with GM in 1978 with the Cadillac Motor Car Division in Detroit and also worked in Exterior Components for the Cadillac/Luxury Car Group. In 1997, he moved to the Mid/Lux Car Group Warren as director of Exterior. He later served as director of Architecture Integration Design for Car Group Engineering before becoming executive director of Advance Purchasing, where he led the engineering and advance purchasing process.
Bierzynski has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. He also participated in an executive development program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
In 2006, he received the Magnolia Award, which is given by the Shanghai government in recognition of outstanding social, economic and cultural contributions to the municipality by foreign experts, scholars and entrepreneurs, for his efforts to strengthen PATAC and promote technical exchanges between China and other countries.