PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Movimento Group—helping OEMs develop "Better Vehicles Faster" through Vehicle Knowledge Management—announced today that Walt Dorfstatter has joined the company as its new chief technology officer.
Dorfstatter most recently served as executive director of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) and Vehicle CyberSecurity at General Motors Global Research & Development, where he was responsible for new vehicle technology enablers and analytical tools to enhance product development and convert R&D development to innovation in the market.
Prior to that, Dorfstatter was president of GM OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Company, where he led the development and implementation of new OnStar technologies and services and oversaw the operations of automated services and hardware quality.
Dorfstatter joined OnStar as chief engineer for Hardware and was later named director of Product Development and Vehicle Integration. His career began as a design engineer for various programs (audio systems, powertrain and instrument clusters) at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich.
Dorfstatter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in engineering management from Wayne State University. He has received GM's prestigious President's Council and Chairman's Honors awards and its "Boss" Kettering Award, which recognizes outstanding technical achievement.
"Walt is a tremendous asset to Movimento as we continue to execute our global growth strategies," Benjamin Hoffman, president and CEO of Movimento, said. "His proven leadership skills and record of creating and growing innovative, world-class, industry-defining technologies will allow us to secure our position as a global leader in our market space."
About Movimento Group
Movimento is the world's leader in helping OEMs develop "Better Vehicles Faster" through Vehicle Knowledge Management (VKM).
The Movimento VKM and mCloud change the way OEMs deal with increased electrical hardware and software complexity throughout the product life cycle. Movimento's VKM and mCloud improves vehicle quality, product development productivity, and new vehicle launches.
Movimento's key customers include transportation OEMs and their supplier partners, as well as non-transportation product manufacturers. Movimento is a global company with offices in North America and Europe, providing service and support to virtually any location, worldwide.
For more information, visit Movimento Group's website at www.movimentogroup.com.
SOURCE Movimento Group