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Automotive executive

Denise Carolyn Johnson, automotive executive. Recipient Young Leadership and Excellence Award, Automotive Hall of Fame, 2002.


Johnson, Denise Carolyn was born on September 22, 1966.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1989. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. Master of Business Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997.


Joined as an associate product engineer General Motors Company, Detroit, 1989, various positions in engineering, manufacturing and planning, area manager Lansing Car Assembly, 2001—2003, director business planning North America Strategy Board, 2003—2005, assistant plant manager Grand Rapids Metal Center, 2004, plant manager Oshawa Truck Assembly, 2007—2008, plant manager Flint Truck Assembly and Flint Stamping Consolidated, 2009, vehicle line director, vehicle chief engineer Global Small Cars, 2009, vice president labor relations, 2009—2010, president, managing director General Motors do Brazil, since 2010.