Design Biographies

Crystal Windham

Director of Interior Design Chevrolet

Crystal Windham was named the Director of Chevrolet Passenger Car and Crossover Interiors in June 2012 to support GM’s comprehensive brand-focused organization.  She became the first African American female director in GM Design’s history in November 2008 and has since spearheaded several award winning passenger car interiors. Windham holds an industrial design degree from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and an M.B.A. from the University Detroit Mercy.


John Cafaro

Director of Exterior Design Chevrolet

Just as the Chevrolet bowtie has represented the brand’s spirit and optimism, the same could be said about the distinguished career of John Cafaro. He has played a key role in some of GM’s most important vehicle launches, including the all-new 2014 Impala, which goes on sale this spring. Other vehicles in his vast design portfolio include the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, Chevy Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Regal and multiple Corvettes and Camaros.


Rebecca Waldmeir

Lead Creative Designer Chevrolet Color and Trim Studio

After graduating from the College for Creative Studies in 2005, Waldmeir joined GM’s Color and Trim studio to work on the Saturn Aura, Outlook and Sky. From there she joined the Advanced Studio team, where she created innovative color and trim solutions for show cars and specialty vehicles, including those for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jay Leno. Today, her work is helping the Chevrolet brand forge new territory by identifying the materials, patterns and color palettes that convey its modern and progressive spirit.


Yvonne Zisler

Impala Lead Development Engineer

As the Lead Development Engineer for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, Yvonne Zisler is responsible for full vehicle integration, including Vehicle Dynamics, Safety, Noise and Vibration, Electrical, Sealing, Wind noise, and several other performance areas.  Yvonne holds a bachelor's degree in systems engineering and mathematics from Oakland University.  She began her career with General Motors in 1984 in the Truck Engineering group, and has since held several positions within Vehicle Development.


Engineering Biographies

Ken Kelzer

Executive Chief Engineer

Ken is responsible for vehicle engineering of global mid and full-size sedans. He recently oversaw rear wheel drive and performance cars. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He received a master’s degree in business from the University Of Michigan School Of Business Administration in 1994.


Todd M. Pawlik

Impala Chief Engineer

Todd has led the engineering execution on the new Impala since the first design sketches.  He was previously the Program Engineering Manager of the Buick Enclave.  Todd holds a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s of science in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Mike Anderson

Global Chief Engineer for Ecotec Engines

Mike Anderson is the global chief engineer for Ecotec engines. Former positions include Director of Engine Development and Validation, Engineering Group Manager for Cylinder Heads and Engineering Group Manager for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis. Anderson earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1990, hired into Advanced Engineering Staff at General Motors in 1991 and then earned his M.S. in mechanical engineering at University of Michigan on a GM Fellowship in 1997. Anderson holds a patent on a methodology for determining the instantaneous optimum valve C    lift of a variable lift valve actuation system. He is the recipient of the 2004 SAE Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation and the 1997-1998 William Mirsky Memorial Award for “outstanding graduate-level research work” at the University of Michigan. Anderson is also the author and instructor of the Powertrain Chapter of the Integrated Vehicle System Design Course (AUTO 501) at the University of Michigan (2003 – present).


Mark C. Meyers

Global Vehicle Performance Manager

Mark is responsible for the total vehicle performance engineering of GM’s Global Midsize Vehicles. He graduated from the University of Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.  In 1997, he received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.


Marketing Biographies

Christopher J. Perry

Global Chevrolet Marketing Vice President

Chris Perry is the Global Chevrolet Marketing Vice President. Perry’s expertise includes strategic planning, creative development, media strategy and planning for general market, multicultural, interactive and dealer advertising, and integration across all communication disciplines. Perry earned his bachelor's of science in marketing from California State University Northridge.


Russell M. Clark

Chevrolet Director of Marketing

Russ Clark has been Chevrolet’s Director of Marketing for Midsize and Performance Cars and CUV’s since April, 2010.  In this role, he is responsible for product and marketing strategy and plans for Impala, Malibu, Camaro, Corvette and Equinox including product launches and ongoing marketing efforts. Russ has an industrial administration degree from Kettering University.  He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he received his M.B.A.



Jeff Massimilla

Next Gen MyLink Program Manager

Jeff is responsible for the program engineering execution of Chevrolet’s newest MyLink system. He holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan as well as a Master of Business Administration & Master of Industrial Systems Engineering also from the University of Michigan.


Mark Harland

Connected Customer Experience Manager

Mark leads the team of Connected Customer Specialists charged with training dealers and customers on all the features of the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.  The goal for his team is to provide the best in class customer experience with technology.  Originally from Montreal, Mark holds a B.A in economics and French from St. Lawrence University and a M.B.A. from New York Institute of Technology.


Keith Ramsey

Lead Connected Customer Specialist – Western Region

As part of the Customer Experience organization, Keith leads the Western Region’s Connected Customer Team providing support and technical training for infotainment and in-car technology to the dealer network. A Southern California native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, San Bernardino.