Director

BACKGROUND:
Mr. Gnacke has more than 35 years of automotive experience in purchasing, production control, logistics, program management, launch, powertrain, operations, strategic alliances and joint development. Over the course of his career at General Motors, he was involved in a number of senior level positions both in North America and abroad including Executive Director Purchasing Global Alternative Propulsion and Fuel Cells, Powertrain Director Program Management, Purchasing Director General Motors – Isuzu Diesel Joint Ventures, Vice President Supply Chain Thailand, and Director Materials Management GM Egypt.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Gnacke’s varied executive assignments have given him unique and strong skills in business strategy, planning and operations. He has held senior positions in North America, Middle East, Europe and Asia managing teams from 30 people to over 2,000. Mr. Gnacke is a procurement and supply-chain subject matter expert, intimately familiar with materials management, global component sourcing and transportation and logistics planning. Further, he has launched greenfield and assembly operations in several emerging market regions and is experienced in construction and equipment procurement, organizational and supply base development.

DIRECTORSHIPS:
He currently serves on two Boards as an Independent Director: Hydrogenics Corp., a clean energy fuel cell and hydrogen generation company, and Variety Food Services LLC. He is also a Strategic Adviser to Mobius Motors, Nairobi Kenya.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration and attended the Thunderbird School of International Management