Larry Nitz leads GM’s Global Transmission and Electrification team, with engineering operations in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. His team is responsible for all of GM’s automatic and manual transmissions and electrified propulsion systems. His career has spanned nearly 40 years with GM, allowing him to work on gasoline engines, manual and automatic transmissions, propulsion and vehicle controls, and hybrid and electric systems. Nitz received a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and a Master’s degree from Stanford University. He holds 44 US patents and four GM Boss Kettering Awards for Engineering Innovation.