Joseph J. Parambo
Global IT Director - Program Launch, Deployment, Development Services
General Motors

Joe Parambo leads the global Manufacturing IT efforts for Program Launch, Deployment and Development Services at General Motors.

In this role, Joe directs a global team of more than 500 IT professionals who test and deploy innovative solutions that enable continuous improvement in cost, productivity and quality across a broad spectrum of core process areas. Major focus areas for his team include the deployment of Manufacturing Execution and Quality Systems, integration of Shop Floor Controls, and the deployment of infrastructure in conjunction with Vehicle and Powertrain Product Programs on a global basis.

Joe has held positions of increasing responsibility in the automotive industry during his 30 year career.  Prior roles at General Motors include Chief Information Officer for Saturn Corporation and Process Information Officer for Manufacturing in support of GM’s Global Powertrain Manufacturing Operations. Prior to joining GM, Joe was employed by Ford Motor Company as a senior IT leader supporting Product Development, Supply Chain and Manufacturing.

Joe is the recipient of multiple industry based Manufacturing Leadership Awards and the internal GM “Boss Kettering” Award focused on innovation and patents associated with Manufacturing Throughput Optimization.

Joe earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Operations Management/Operations Research from The Pennsylvania State University.