Denise Gray is President LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center. (LGCMI), the North American subsidiary of lithium-ion battery maker, LG Chem (LGC), Korea. In this position, she has overall responsibility for strategic direction, engineering, and business development. Additionally, she is a member of LGCMI Board of Directors.
Prior to joining LG Chem, Gray served as Vice President of Electrification Powertrain Engineering at AVL List, GmbH, in Austria, where she was responsible for leveraging AVL’s global capability to provide electrification engineering services to the automotive industry. Prior to that, Gray was Vice President of Business Development for an electrified powertrain battery startup company in California targeting China New Energy Vehicle Market. The majority of her over 30-year professional career was spent at General Motors, where she spearheaded efforts in vehicle electrical and powertrain systems controls and software, including battery systems.
She also serves on the board of directors of Tenneco Inc. and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), a non-profit trade association that represents the business interests of OE automotive suppliers doing business in North America.
She also is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and was the recipient of the 2019 U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gray received a Master of Science in Engineering Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.