Ken Kelzer

Vice President Global Hardware Components and Subsystems, General Motors

Ken Kelzer is GM Vice President of Global Hardware Components and Subsystems, where he leads the company’s engineering operations, components development, advanced vehicle development and other engineering business initiatives. 


Throughout his distinguished 36 year career with GM, Kelzer has held a number of engineering positions including Vice President of GM Europe Powertrain Engineering; Executive Chief Engineer of Full and Midsize Vehicles; Global Vehicle Chief Engineer of Rear Wheel Drive and Performance Vehicles; and Global Functional Leader of Global Chassis and Global Accessories.


He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from the University of Michigan, School of Business Administration.


Kelzer is GM’s key executive for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. He represents GM on the board of PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center), and is on the Michigan Science Center Board of Directors.

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