Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing
About GM: James B. DeLuca
Jim DeLuca was appointed Executive Vice President, General Motors Global Manufacturing, effective Feb. 1, 2014. In this role, he is responsible for GM’s manufacturing, labor and manufacturing engineering operations around the world. In total, he leads more than 200,000 employees at 171 facilities in 31 countries.
DeLuca has been Vice President of Manufacturing for GM International Operations (GMIO) since Jan. 1, 2013. During that time, he drove significant improvements in quality and manufacturing cost while managing the launch of 19 new vehicles in China and across the region.
Previously, DeLuca was Vice President of Quality for GMIO since 2009, managing all product quality activities in the region. In November 2007, he was appointed Vice President of Quality for GM Asia Pacific and GM Daewoo Auto & Technology.
DeLuca began his GM career in 1979 as a General Motors Institute (GMI) student at GM’s Linden, N.J., Assembly Plant, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in production, maintenance and engineering. In 1993, he became Body Area Manager at the facility.
In 1996, he transferred to the Moraine, Ohio Assembly Plant as Paint Area Manager. In 1997, he was appointed Director of Model Change Engineering for the GM Truck Group, before becoming Assistant Plant Manager at the Pontiac, Mich. Assembly Plant in 1999.
In 2000, DeLuca was appointed Plant Manager of the Ft. Wayne, Ind. Assembly Plant. In 2004, he became Manufacturing Manager of Stamping Operations for GM North American Manufacturing.
DeLuca received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Management from GMI, now Kettering University. He also participated in the General Motors Senior Executive Program in 2007.