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Steven Kiefer

Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors Co.

Steve Kiefer is senior vice president of global purchasing and supply chain for General Motors Co. In this position, Kiefer is responsible for the strategic direction of General Motors’s worldwide purchasing, supply chain, and logistics operations. He collaborates with suppliers to deliver exceptional vehicle quality, innovation, and value to customers.

Kiefer returned to General Motors in September 2013 as vice president of global powertrain after more than a decade of senior leadership roles with the automotive supplier Delphi. 

Kiefer is a member of the Advisory Board of Focus: HOPE and the Michigan State University College of Engineering Alumni Association Board. He is also the founder of The Kiefer Foundation whose mission is to end distracted driving and all associated traffic deaths and injuries. In July 2018, he received the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame honoring the work he has done to end distracted driving through the Kiefer Foundation.

Kiefer received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, which included engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.