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Chevy Volt director discusses its success

This UDMcast features Tony Posawatz, General Motors Vehicle Line Director for the Chevy Volt, recorded March 01, 2011. Running time is 56 minutes 48 seconds. Select UDMcast format below.

Posawatz with Volt
This UDMcast features Tony Posawatz, General Motors Vehicle Line Director for the Chevrolet Volt, giving a presentation on the success of the Chevrolet Volt, March 1, 2011 in the UDM Engineering Building. Posawatz discusses how the Chevy Volt became the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year®. The lecture was followed by a Volt demonstration and vehicle inspection in the Engineering High Bay.

The Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), was introduced in late 2010 as the most fuel-efficient HEV sold in the U.S.  According to General Motors, the Volt can travel 25 to 50 miles on battery alone, and the EPA rated the car as achieving 60 miles per gallon in combined gas/electric driving.

Posawatz has worked at GM for over 25 years.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College. Posawartz, a Michigan-licensed professional engineer, holds a number of professional distinctions and worked as a GM quality engineer, production foreman, plant area manager and finance director with the corporate finance staff.

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