Kirk A. Gutmann

Kirk A. Gutmann

Kirk A. Gutmann is senior vice president of Technology & Innovation for Siemens Digital Industries Software, a business unit of Siemens Digital Industries.

Gutmann and his team are responsible for software development processes and driving common next generation architectures.  Additionally, he has responsibility for development operations, security, and open-source management.  Prior to his current role, he was responsible for running the Industry group which drove the vertical go to market and tailored solutions for the requirements of individual industries.

Before joining Siemens PLM Software, Gutmann was chief strategy and technology officer at General Motors, where he was responsible for managing the IT strategy, application, technology, and investment portfolio globally across the various functional areas of the company. Also while at General Motors, Gutmann spent six years as the information officer for manufacturing and quality and six years as information officer for product development. During this time he developed extensive international experience leading a worldwide team responsible for establishing common processes and systems across global operations. He also received the GM Chairman’s Award in 2000, 2002 and 2007.

Kirk also spent 10 years at Navistar International Corp. in a number of manufacturing and truck engineering leadership roles. As Vice President – Truck Engineering, Gutmann was in-charge of product development, product studios, prototype and manufacturing plant support.  He started his career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio as a management consultant.

Gutmann received an engineering degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1980. He later received a M.Sc. (1981) and MBA (1990), also from Purdue.  Kirk has been recognized in the CIO 100 Awards, Information Week Top 100, as well as the Information Week Top 20 and Industry Innovator awards.

When not working, Kirk enjoys golfing and boating.  He is actively involved with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Vessel Examination and Search & Rescue.  He is currently based in Siemens Digital Industries Software office in Livonia, Michigan.

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