She began her career as a co-op student at General Motors Assembly Division in Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, and now Grace Lieblein is GM Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. Previously, she was President and Managing Director of GM Brazil, overseeing the launch of nine new products in 15 months. Prior to that, she was President and Managing Director of GM Mexico—the first woman to serve in this role. Manager of GM’s Desert Proving Ground in Arizona and Director of Engineering Design for GM’s North America Car Group are among the other positions Lieblein has held. She earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in 1983 and a master's degree in management–materials/logistics from Michigan State University in 1987.