Parker is GM's first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer. In this role, he leads a company-wide sustainability strategy, including integration of the company’s goal to reach a zero emissions future. Parker’s organization ensures the responsible consumption and production of materials, lead GM’s efforts as a global advocate for climate-sensitive manufacturing and mobility operations, and lead the strategic design and implementation infrastructure for electric vehicles at GM facilities. Under Parker’s leadership, GM has reduced its manufacturing carbon intensity by 20 percent – three years ahead of its goal – and is an EPA-recognized leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization, including achieving seven consecutive EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year awards. Parker’s other global responsibilities include facility design, engineering, construction and operations, energy procurement and efficiency, environmental compliance, real estate and workplace strategy. Parker joined GM in July 2015 as executive director of global facilities. Prior to joining GM, he was vice president of global real estate, facilities and environment, health and safety for Dell Inc. Parker also spent more than 13 years at Intel Corporation in the technology and manufacturing organization in a variety of operational roles.
Company start date: July 2015