Employee Spotlight – Stanley Fok


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Meet Stanley Fok, Engineering Group Leader in the Infotainment Software group, based out of our Canadian Technical Centre Markham campus.

1)  How long have you been at GM and what is your current role?

I’ve worked at GM for just over two months now. I'm an Engineering Group Leader in the Infotainment Software group. That’s everything on the center console like vehicle settings, navigation, radio, phone, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and more!

2)  What brought you to GM?

The concept of an automotive, R&D-focused technical centre in the Toronto area is very exciting to me. I could tell there is a lot of energy and talent here during my interview. Infotainment is new to me and seems like an area poised for great innovative ideas and opportunities.

3)  What is the best part about your job?

I love working on the features and products in so many GM vehicles that affect the lives of millions of people. This is a great responsibility that helps me focus on helping our software development teams efficiently to deliver the highest quality products possible.

4)  How has GM helped you grow?

CSM, IV-B/V, SORP, CTF, OTA – I have learned more acronyms in the last two months than in my entire career. I’m still trying to remember them all!

5) What is the coolest thing that you’ve accomplished since being at GM?

Being part of the new grad-hiring event that our talent acquisition team put together. We welcomed about 40 talented innovators, which resulted in many energetic new hires for our site.

6)  What’s your favourite GM vehicle?

I’ve always wanted a Chevrolet Suburban to drive through the mountains on west-coast ski trips. I can’t wait to get my hands on one permanently.

7)  If you could drive to one place where would it be?

Maui, Hawaii. I just have to figure out that little ocean part – LOL!

8)  What do you do on your free time?

When I’m not at work, you can find me chauffeuring my kids around to all their fun activities!

9)  What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I do my own oil changes and all the regular maintenance on my cars. Yes – that includes brakes too!

10) If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Renovate my ugly master bathroom. Why did the previous owners have to choose brown for everything?

11) Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?

Gatherer. I have made friends with salad.

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