Joe Chrzanowski

Chrzanowski retired from General Motors after a 36-year career. He has most recently been providing business advisory services and consulting to non-automotive and automotive-related companies and dealers. Joe has extensive experience in business planning/implementation, information systems and finance and accounting.

Previous Positions

  • Assistant comptroller of the Cadillac Motor Division
  • Comptroller at the Buick Motor Division
  • Information officer for Sales, Service and Marketing for North America
  • Executive director of Motors Holding and Dealer Network Planning and Investments (more recent)

He has held a variety of positions in different locations with General Motors, including:

  • Five years of experience on the Comptroller’s Staff at the Detroit World Headquarters, where he held various budgeting, forecasting and capital planning positions
  • Director of Product Program Planning and Timing with the former Fisher Body division
  • Appointed to a task force to oversee the financial consolidations of the two companies during the GM and EDS merger
  • Appointed to the Saturn launch team where he led the development of financial and business systems during the start-up of Saturn Corporation (1985)


  • Member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.
  • Past trustee for the Eastern Michigan University Foundation where he served on the Finance and Investment Committee and subsequently as chairman of the board