Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute, 1971. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1973.
Vice president finance General Motors Canada, 1985-1986, General Motors Europe, Switzerland, 1987-1989. Chairman, managing director Adam. Opel, Germany, 1989-1992.
President General Motors Europe, 1992-1994. Executive vice president General Motors Corporation, 1992—2000. President General Motors International, Switzerland, 1994-1998.
Executive vice president new business strategies General Motors Corporation, Detroit, 1998—2000. President, chief operating officer Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2000. Chairman Maxager Technology, San Rafael, California, since 2001.
Chief of staff Afghanistan Reconstruction Group, 2004. Board director British Telecom Group, ABB, Sulzer. Member supervisory board Deutsche Bank AG, 1993—2000.
Married Candice A. Baranchik, May 20, 1972. Children: Brian W., Brittany K.