Detroit’s GAA Selects Kevin W. Williams as President, CEO

Kevin W. Williams
Kevin Williams // Photo courtesy of GAA Manufacturing Supply Chain Management

GAA Manufacturing Supply Chain Management, a Detroit-based supply chain company, has selected Kevin W. Williams as its president and CEO. He also joins the company as a major shareholder.

“Kevin Williams is a game changer for GAA,” says Sylvester L. Hester, executive officer and chairman of GAA. “His proven leadership capabilities at GM, including a strong track record for growing revenues, managing global operations, and delivering quality-driven processes and products, will be key as we continue to diversify and expand our global network of resources to meet the demands of our supply chain customers.” 

Williams is coming from a 31-year career at General Motors Co., where he served as vice president and general manager of service and parts operations and president and managing director of GM of Canada Ltd. As vice president and general manager, he oversaw all GM global aftersales businesses with annual revenues of $24.5 billion, and as president and managing director, he was responsible for leading revenues of $38.7 billion. 

Other senior roles at GM included chairman, president and managing director of GM de Mexico, Central America and the Cayman Islands; and global executive director of supplier quality and development for GM Worldwide and GM Europe. 

Williams has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. He is vice chairman of the board of directors for the United Negro College Fund and is on the board of the American Medical Association. He also served on the board of Genesys Health Systems of Michigan.

GAA serves customers in the aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, government, health care, and pharmaceutical industries in the U.S. and Canada. It also has operations in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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