Biographies


Cristi Landy

Senior Manager, Chevrolet Product and Pricing


Landy is the product marketing director for Chevrolet’s small car and electrified vehicle line-up, including Volt, Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, Sonic and the all-new Spark EV.  Throughout her career, she has held a variety of positions in engineering, marketing, program management and portfolio planning. Landy joined Chevrolet in 2002 as the Corvette marketing manager.  She led the 50th Anniversary Event that was attended by more than 18,000 Corvette enthusiasts.

Landy is an active volunteer for the SAE sponsored “A World in Motion” program in the Detroit Public Schools that teaches young students about engineering.

Landy has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

She is married and the mother of twin boys.

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Ken Parkinson

Executive Director Global Chevrolet Design and Architecture


Ken Parkinson is the Executive Director, Global Chevrolet Design and Architecture.  In this position, Parkinson has oversight of Chevrolet’s global design vision, working directly with all the global studios that are developing Chevrolet product.  He has been in his current position since August 1, 2012.

Previously, Ken was named Executive Director, North American Exterior Design and Architecture Strategy on August 1, 2011. As part of this role, Parkinson acted as Global Design's Advanced Technical Work Design Leader and was the “Brand Champion” for Chevrolet.

Prior to that, Parkinson spent more than four years as the Vice President of GMIO Design, headquartered in Shanghai, China. In this role, Parkinson had responsibility for GM’s Design efforts in the GMIO region with focus on growing and developing the company’s presence in China and India.

From 2004-2007, Ken served as Executive Director of Design for Body-on-Frame Architectures.  In this capacity Ken oversaw the ongoing work in the Full-size Truck, Hummer, Midsize BFI utility, and Specialty Car studios.

Previously, Ken led the teams responsible for creating the production version of the Pontiac Solstice, the Saturn Aura, Saturn Sky, among others.

Ken also has extensive experience in Japan where he spent three years leading design projects with various GM partners.

Born on September 8, 1962 in Cedar City, Utah, Ken grew up in Salt Lake City. He received a BFA in transportation design from Brigham Young University in 1989.

Ken began his career at General Motors in July of that same year as an associate creative designer.  Subsequently he has worked on a variety of GM products; cars to trucks, exteriors to interiors.

Ken is married and has three children.

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Jim Brown

Product Manager Chevrolet Trax


Jim Brown was named product manager of the Chevrolet Trax in 2013, after working as product manager for GM’s future midsize programs since 2011.

In his role, Brown is the liaison between the marketing and product development organizations. He is responsible for product positioning; overseeing the decision-making process on which customer related features are implemented and how they are packaged.

Brown earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with a minor in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute. He currently resides in Rochester, Michigan.



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