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Lawrence D. Burns

Senior Advisor

Larry joined the VantagePoint Advisory Council following an extensive career at General Motors. From May 1998 to October 2009, Larry served as Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning/Strategic Planning, reporting directly to the CEO/President. There he helped expand GM R&D to a global organization and increased collaboration with universities, governments and energy companies. Previously, he held a wide range of leadership positions in GM operations, including industrial engineering, quality, production control, planning and product program management. Larry is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.), the University of Michigan (MS, MPP) and General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) (BS) and co-author of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century. He is currently a visiting research professor at the University of Michigan.

Lawrence D. Burns

“CleanTech offers tremendous opportunity to stimulate sustainable economic growth and VantagePoint is making this opportunity real.”

—Lawrence D. Burns
Senior Advisor