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Board of Directors

Learn about the members of the board by reading their individual biographies.

Stephen K. Carlisle
Stephen K. Carlisle

President and Managing Director

General Motors of Canada Limited

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Stephen K. Carlisle was appointed President and Managing Director of GM Canada, Ltd. on November 20, 2014.

Carlisle served as GM Vice President of Global Product Planning and Program Management since June 2010. He previously served as Vice President of US Sales Operations. He also served as the President and Managing Director, Southeast Asia Operations from 2007 through 2010.

Prior assignments included Vice President of GM Asia Pacific in charge of Product Planning and Program Management, a position he held since 2002; and progressively more senior roles in Planning and Program Management leading to Executive Director of Program Management for GM North America in 2001.

Carlisle began his GM career as a co-op student in industrial engineering at the Oshawa Truck Assembly Centre in 1982. His first full-time assignment was in advanced manufacturing engineering, also in Oshawa starting in 1986. Subsequently, he held positions in materials management before moving to the former Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM group in Warren, Michigan in 1991 on a special assignment focused on product simplification.

Carlisle also had an assignment in advanced product engineering before being appointed Director of the GM Decision Support Center in 1995. In 1996, he was appointed program planning director for the Midsize Truck Vehicle Line Executive team, located in Pontiac, Michigan. He was appointed assistant planning director for the GM Truck Group in 1997. He was appointed group director of planning for the Truck Group in 1999.

Carlisle was born in Woodstock, Ontario in 1962. He received a bachelor of applied science degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1986. He earned a master's degree in business administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.

John P. Roth
John P. Roth

Vice President, Sales, Service and Marketing,

General Motors of Canada

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John P. Roth holds a Bachelor's degree from Albion College, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.

John began his career with General Motors in 1991, serving in a number of field sales and marketing capacities until June of 2003. At this point, he transitioned to a senior staff role with Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, supporting multiple GM Vice Presidents. He remained in this role until September of 2005 when he was promoted to the Chevrolet advertising position where he launched the all new Silverado, Avalanche and the FlexFuel campaign. In February 2007, he was promoted to Director of Sales for HUMMER and in 2008 he became Director of Sales Operations for Cadillac, HUMMER and Saab in Detroit, Michigan. In April 2011, John was appointed to the position of Cadillac Regional Director and was responsible for leading the South Central Cadillac field organization and dealers.

John was appointed to his current position of Vice President, Sales, Service & Marketing effective August 1, 2013, and at the same time appointed to the Board of Directors at General Motors of Canada.

Neil J. Macdonald
Neil J. Macdonald

Vice President Corporate Affairs, General Counsel

and Secretary, General Motors of Canada

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Neil J. Macdonald holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa.

Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1982, Macdonald initially practiced Civil Litigation and was a part-time Assistant Crown Attorney. He joined GM Canada in December 1984 as an Assistant Counsel on the Legal Staff. In 1987, he joined the Tax Staff and in addition to his responsibility for managing property and commodity tax matters, he was appointed Tax Counsel. In 1992, he was appointed Manager of Government Relations, Marketing and Trade Policy and also served as Counsel on Corporate Law. In these positions, Macdonald has worked in a variety of capacities, including Counsel to General Motors Acceptance Corporation in Canada and Motors Insurance Corporation and as a member of the board of directors of Volvo GM Canada Heavy Truck Corporation. In 1994 he was appointed Senior Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Directors of GM Canada.

Macdonald was appointed to the General Motors of Canada Board of Directors and named to the position of Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 1, 1995. On May 15, 2009, Macdonald assumed responsibility for Corporate Affairs, which includes Government and Public Relations.

Macdonald has volunteered with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He has coached ringette and hockey in Thornhill and remains active in hockey and golf.

Jeff Rolfs
Ines Craviotto

Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer,

GM of Canada Limited

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Ines was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GM of Canada Limited on May 1, 2014 and has overall responsibility for the finance, treasury, tax and accounting activities.

Ines began her career in General Motors in 2001 at the New York Treasurer's Office and held several positions with increasing responsibilities until 2006, when she was promoted to Director of Foreign Exchange and Commodities. Ines also held positions as Director of Overseas Finance and Director of Business Development.

In 2010 Ines was appointed Chief Financial Officer in Mexico, responsible for all the financial operations for General Motors Mexico, as well as sales to Central America and Caribbean dealers.

Ines holds a degree in Business Administration and Public Accountant from the Catholic University of Argentina and has an MBA from Harvard University.


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