General Dynamics announced last week Mary T. Barra’s appointment as a director of the corporation by the board of directors.
Barra is senior vice president of global product development for General Motors and also serves on the company’s executive committee.
She served as plant manager for Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant, executive director of Competitive Operations Engineering and general director of Internal Communications for GM North America. She also serves as director of the Michigan-based Inforum Center for Leadership and as a trustee of Kettering University.
“As a manufacturing-based company, we welcome the insight that Mary will bring to the board from her broad experience in manufacturing, engineering and innovation,” said Jay L. Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics.