Jim DeLuca was appointed executive vice president, Global Manufacturing, in February 2014. He is responsible for General Motors’ manufacturing, labor and manufacturing engineering operations around the world, leading more than 190,000 employees at 171 facilities in 31 countries. DeLuca is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.
DeLuca had been vice president of Manufacturing for GM International Operations (GMIO) since January 2013. During that time, he drove significant improvements in quality and manufacturing costs 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 America Manufacturing.
DeLuca serves on the Opel Supervisory Board and the GM Korea Board. He 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.