Denise Gray, Director of Global Battery Engineering for General Motors since 2006, will leave GM on Friday, 5 March to take a senior leadership position with an unidentified venture capital-backed battery start-up company based in California. Further details are expected in the near future.
Although Gray has worked for General Motors for more than 30 years, she is best known for her work shepherding the 2011 Chevrolet Volt battery pack through its development, and leaves the company with the bulk of development already completed.
The first Volt pack built on production tooling was completed on 7 January, approximately four years after the Volt project was announced. Gray's tenure has seen GM’s battery lab facilities have grown from about 25 to more than 200 employees.