Michael J. Burns
Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, Dana Incorporated
Michael Burns was the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dana Incorporated, a global manufacturer of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products, from 2004 until his retirement in 2008. He joined Dana Incorporated in 2004 after 34 years with General Motors Company. Mike had served as President of General Motors Europe since 1998, and while there, led a turnaround of GM’s European division that resulted in market share gains through product development realignment, quality enhancement, and significant cost reductions. He was in charge of the overall coordination of Opel/Vauxhall, Saab, GM Daewoo Europe, and GM’s North American vehicle activities in Europe, as well as the overall coordination of GM’s alliance activities with Fiat. He was also a member of the GM Automotive Strategy Board and was responsible for GM’s worldwide quality process.
Mike joined the UPS Board of Directors in 2005 and serves on the Audit Committee.
A native to Monticello, Indiana, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.