Kent Vansant

Senior Director Digital Technologies

Phone: 1(480) 356-7017

Sector: Aviation & Aerospace

Member Since, August 1, 2023

Open To Work

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  • I am open to working remotely Yes
  • I am open to being contacted by employers and recruiters Yes

About Me

Dedicated manufacturing industry professional with extensive multi-disciplined experience ranging from IT, manufacturing & assembly, supply chain, logistics, & engineering. An accomplished IT professional, who is skilled in vendor management, contract management, software development, and recognized technical mastery of SAP & Oracle. Offers drive, enthusiasm, customer focus, and persistence on quality.

* Diverse experience encompassing the areas of information technology, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, aftersales, and new product & system launches.

* Proven ability to deliver innovative IT solutions that fully support corporate growth objectives & strategy.

* Strong leadership and communication abilities – as comfortable directing personnel on the shop floor as well as leading technical IT project implementations through cross functional team interaction.


  • Master of Science (M.S.), Information Technology () Carnegie Mellon University

  • Master of Science (M.S.), Manufacturing Operations () Kettering University

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Organizational Leadership & Supervision () Purdue University

Work & Experience

  • ATI Specialty Materials (2022 - Present ) Senior Director Digital Technologies

    Leading the entire Digital Technology organization for ATI Specialty Materials, reporting to the Enterprise Chief Digital Information Officer for ATI.

  • ATI Specialty Materials (2021 - 2022 ) Director Digital Innovation

    Leading the Business Systems area, comprised of business analysts, reporting, & analytics. Supporting the Specialty Materials business unit , as well as Enterprise strategic projects.

  • Faraday Future (2021 - 2021 ) Chief Information Officer and Senior Director IT

    Leading the entire IT department for Faraday Future electric car development and manufacturing. Created budget plan, hiring plan, and IT technologies roadmap to support the entire business value stream.

  • BorgWarner Inc. (2019 - 2021 ) Senior Global IT Manager

    Leading the Data Analytics initiative & optimization of SAP at Morse Systems to drive standardization where it adds value to the business. Responsible for global strength support that includes Global Supply Chain Management, Advanced Manufacturing, Product Engineering, HR, Program Management and Sales.

  • General Motors (2015 - 2019 ) Senior Software Development Manager

    Software Development for Global Supplier Collaboration, Global MerciaLincs, Global Strategic Part Pricing, & Global Supply Chain Design, Retail Inventory Management, Global Warehousing & Packaging.

  • General Motors (2013 - 2015 ) GM IT Customer Care & Aftersales Lead

    Responsible for leading all information technology activities within General Motors International Information Technology Customer Care & Aftersales regional organization.

  • General Motors (2010 - 2013 ) GMIO IT Regional SAP Program Manager

    Responsible for leading, planning, and delivering SAP in region across several countries (Korea, Australia, China, Thailand, Dubai, Egypt, etc).

  • SAIC General Motors (2006 - 2010 ) Shanghai General Motors IT Manager/CIO

    Responsible for the IT department supporting five vehicle assembly plants, two powertrain plants, and an Engineering Design Center. Lead 200 Chinese staff to deploy, support, and service the entire SGM Company (over 12,000 employees) from an IT perspective with a 45 million USD budget per year on IT spend.

  • SAIC General Motors (2004 - 2006 ) SAP Program Manager

    Responsible for successful SAP ISAUTO implementation at two Shanghai General Motor\'s vehicle assembly plants & one powertrain plant. Lead coordination of resources to complete process definition, UAT/SIT, and deployment activities related to SAP. Required to work in a \joint venture\ work environment.

  • General Motors (2002 - 2004 ) Senior Manufacturing Engineer/Global Launch Process

    Lead, teach, and train GM launch team on GM\'s documented common Global Launch Process. Facilitate & coordinate Manufacturing Readiness Review with Vice President, Vice President\'s staff, & Vehicle Launch Teams once a week.

  • General Motors (1999 - 2002 ) Senior Manufacturing Engineer/Order to Delivery Coordinator