Tim Nixon is the Executive Director, CTO and Applications Delivery, GCC. He was named to the position in October 2009. In his role, Nixon leads OnStar’s engineering, operations and product development teams for vehicle hardware deployed in North America and China. He also is responsible for ensuring operation of OnStar’s automated services and wireless network interfaces, as well as the development of next generation hardware platforms and services. (Information is for title of Executive Director of Engineering Systems and Operations of OnStar Corporation)
In his prior role, Nixon led the development and implementation of new technologies and services for OnStar as Director of Advanced Systems Development. Nixon joined OnStar in October 2007 as Sr. Manager for Enterprise Service Quality.
Nixon began his career in 1984 as a Design Engineer of various cockpit-based automotive products with Nartron Corporation. In 1986, he joined Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, where he was a design engineer for electronic instrument clusters and display products. In 1992, he was named Supervisor of Ford’s newly established Voice Recognition development team. Nixon went on to an international assignment at Ford’s Markham, Ontario electronics facility where he was the Area Manager of the airbag electronics manufacturing operations. He joined OnStar in 1997 where he held positions in quality and vehicle hardware and technology development.
In 1999, Nixon returned to Ford where he was assigned as the Site Director of the Wingcast Telematics venture created between Ford and Qualcomm, where he was responsible for the venture’s Michigan operations. In 2002, he assumed responsibility for Ford’s Infotainment, Cockpit Electronics Systems, and Technology Development activities, where he led the advanced development and launch support of various products including in-vehicle navigation, satellite radio, rear seat entertainment, and the Ford Sync connectivity platform.
Nixon holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Ohio Institute of Technology.
Nixon has been awarded two patents and has several pending.
Nixon is active in a variety of non-profit organizations and currently serves as a Trustee on the Behavioral Health Board of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.