General Motors’ global information technology will be lead by Randy Mott, a veteran of several corporate chief information officer positions, his appointment being effective immediately.
“With more than three decades of information technology experience, Randy has demonstrated his ability to transform global IT operations,” said GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson. “His visionary leadership and focus on execution will strengthen GM’s decision-making, reduce risk and improve our global infrastructure, data management and application development.”
Randy Mott follows Terry Kline, who left GM to pursue other opportunities. Mott was former Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Hewlett Packard, and he also held CIO roles at Dell Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
He got a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas, and in 1997 was named Chief of the Year by InformationWeek for earning a “best-of-class” reputation for systems and support while CIO at Wal-Mart. In 2007 Mott received the Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award from the Voluntary Inter-industry Commerce Solutions Association.
GM, which produces vehicles in 30 countries, has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Baojun, GMC, Isuzu, Holden, Opel, Jiefang, Wuling and Vauxhall.