Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  October 10, 2017

GM names global facilities, environmental VP

General Motors Co. has appointed Dane Parker as vice president for GM global facilities and environmental, effective immediately.

Parker was previously executive director for GM global facilities, a position he has held since joining the company in 2015, the company said in an Oct. 9 statement. In his expanded role, Parker will also oversee environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives.

Alicia Boler Davis, executive vice president of global manufacturing, said in a statement that in his role, Parker will advance  GM's plans to reduce its impact on the environment and further its leadership in energy efficiency. In addition, his leadership experience will allow Parker to "continue his mission of creating employee workplaces that foster collaboration, innovation and unlock human potential," Davis said. 

Since joining General Motors in 2015, Parker has driven the company's workspace transformation to help support culture change and establish more effective working relationships and partnerships. Prior to GM, he was vice president of global real estate, facilities and environment health and safety for Dell Inc. He also spent more than 12 years at Intel Corp. in the technology and manufacturing area supporting a variety of operational roles. Parker's career experiences include facilities management, environment and sustainability, health and safety and manufacturing.

GM has been working aggressively in recent years to build sustainability into its business model, a move the Detroit-based automakers says enables it to serve its customers and shareholders; minimize environmental impacts while increasing efficiency; mitigate risks in an ever-changing world; and improve communities.  On Oct. 2, GM rolled out plans for how it plans to achieve a "zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion" vision for the future in an eventual transition of its fleet to electric vehicles; the company has also set a 100% renewable energy target for its global operations. 

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