Steve Tomaszewski

Steve Tomaszewski
  • BS Environmental Engineering 1991

Steven Tomaszewski is the Global Director of Environmental Strategies & Operations for General Motors Company. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering from Michigan Tech in 1991 and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University. Steven joined General Motors following graduation from Michigan Tech and has risen through the ranks starting as an environmental engineering/plant engineer to Director of Facilities, North America before assuming his current executive position in 2022. He ran the environmental operations in Europe as a member of the GM Opel team in Frankfurt, Germany with a major focus on starting up the vehicle assembly operations in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also led the environmental team in Asia Pacific, living in South Korea as a member of the GM Daewoo staff. He was instrumental in the construction and operation of the assembly plant in Pune, India and supporting the growth in vehicle production throughout China. Steven managed $36B in facility assets and an annualized budget of $1B leading the North American facility footprint with over 200 M square feet of floor space in the facility leadership role. In the that role, Steven also led the GM global crisis management team through the CV-19 pandemic. As the industry transitions to electric vehicles, Steven has taken on his current role with a direct staff of 200 environmental engineers (many of them MTU grads!) and an indirect staff of 1,500 team members to transition the stationary operations to support the mobile source vehicle platform. This team supports the vision of vehicles with zero emissions, zero congestion and zero crashes.

Currently serving on the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees, he has previously served on the College of Engineering Advisory Board and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Advisory Committee. Tomaszewski received the Michigan Tech Young Alumni Award in 1999 and was instrumental in GM 's involvement in the Ride the Waves Program. Ride the Waves, which came about when Tomaszewski contacted the University asking what GM could do to help get children involved with water issues, has taken about 2,500 children and adults on Lake Superior aboard the RV Agassiz.

Steve has put his energy into helping others on a large scale by supporting his spouse, Kathy Farhat-Tomaszewski 's non-profit, Go Gold for Kids with Cancer. Kathy 's organization supports fundraising and research efforts in addition to providing resources and counseling to family members around the world that have been impacted by childhood cancer.

From CEGE Academy induction ceremony fall 2023