Gerald Johnson

by Justin Cates
Gerald Johnson
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing
General Motors
Serves on Board of Directors for: Caterpillar Inc.

Gerald Johnson is Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing at General Motors (GM) Company, a role he has held since 2019.

Prior to his current position, Johnson most recently served as Vice President of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations and Vice President of Operational Excellence.

Johnson has been a trailblazer at GM, where at the age of 24, he became the youngest superintendent in the history of the company’s Fisher Body Stamping Plant.

Johnson was also the first African American to hold the plant manager position at Mansfield Plant Stamping Operations in 2002 and GM Europe’s first African American Executive Director of Manufacturing in 2006.

Johnson serves on the Kettering University Board of Trustees.

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