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GM - General Motors 2003 Annual Report
Homi K. Patel
GM Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing Operations, GM Powertrain
New York State Senator | 61st Senate District | Mary Lou Rath | Archived Press Releases
Governor George E. Pataki, Senator Mary Lou Rath, and General Motors Powertrain Vice President Homi Patel today celebrated the start of construction on GM's new 600,000- square-foot Vortec inline engine production plant in Tonawanda a $500 million investment in one of the world's most technologically-advanced engine manufacturing plants that will retain 600 jobs in Western New York.
...Homi Patel, Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing for GM Powertrain, said, "Let me be emphatic in expressing my appreciation to Governor Pataki, the State of New York and local public officials from Erie County and the Town of Tonawanda, who have worked with us for the past year and a half to make this project a reality.
General Motors Powertrain Names Sutton To Manage Saginaw Plants
Homi Patel, vice president and general manager of manufacturing for GMPT, stated that Sutton will continue to report to J. Michael Williams, manufacturing manager of GMPT's Component Operations.
explained that when plants, such as SMCO and SMI
are in proximity to each other, one management team is able to efficiently coordinate operations for more than one plant, while reducing structural cost to improve competitiveness.
Sutton's new title is plant manager - Saginaw Casting Operations.
He is currently SMCO plant manager.
Homi Patel, GM vice ...
Homi Patel, GM vice president and general manager of manufacturing operations for GM Powertrain, announced the investment today at the Willow Run plant."In keeping with our mission of providing the world's best powertrains, this will be a great product for General Motors.We're looking forward to producing this, transmission at the Willow Run site where management, union and employees are working together to make it a great success," said Patel.
GM Powertrain Massena Plant To Produce Aluminum Cylinder Heads For Future Vortec Engine
According to Homi Patel, vice president and general manager, GM Powertrain Manufacturing, "The Vortec inline architecture was designed to allow for three different engine configurations -- part of our overall strategy of creating flexible architectures that can meet global customer needs.Its clean and elegant design provides customers outstanding smoothness, power and fuel efficiency."The Vortec I4 engine is derived from the Vortec 4200 I6 engine, which is featured on the 2002 GMC Envoy, Chevrolet TrailBlazer and Oldsmobile Bravada.The inline family of engines will be manufactured at GM Powertrain's assembly plants in Tonawanda, N.Y., and Flint, Mich.
The Vortec inline engine family shares approximately 75 percent common parts.The I4 engine provides many of the same outstanding features as the Vortec 4200 I6, including dual overhead camshafts and four-valves-per-cylinder technology.