GM China has a new vice president of vehicle engineering. William F. Bertagni has been appointed to the role and he will concurrently take on the role of President of the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC).
“William brings to PATAC a strong background in automotive engineering in Europe, the Americas and Korea,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China Matt Tsien. “His global expertise will benefit PATAC, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and carrying out important projects for SAIC-GM and its shareholders.”
Currently, Bertagni serves as VP of vehicle engineering for GM Europe and he will succeed Dr. Tobias Sünner, who will repatriate to Europe. Bertagni began his career with GM in Brazil and he later moved to GM Korea to help develop the automaker’s global small car platform. He also helped facilitate the launch of numerous new Opel vehicles, including the Insignia Grand Sport, Mokka X and Ampera-e.
Bertagni’s position is effective August 1.