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Scott Sandefur

Scott Sandefur
General Director, NA Labor Relations
General Motors

Scott Sandefur was appointed General Director, NA Labor Relations, in January 2009. He previously was Executive Director, GM – Holden Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Sandefur joined GM as a salaried employee in-training in June 1986 for the Automotive Components Group. In April 1994, he was named general supervisor Labor Relations at Delphi Packard. In February 1998, he was named plant personnel director at GM Powertrain Saginaw, Michigan, and he was named personnel director for GMTG Arlington, Texas, in December 1999.

Mr. Sandefur was named director Labor Relations-Vehicle Manufacturing in Pontiac, Michigan, in January 2001. In January 2004, he joined GM Holden LTD in Melbourne, Australia, as HR director, employee relations and subsequently became the Executive Director, HR for GM Holden LTD in 2006 until his most recent appointment.

Mr. Sandefur received a bachelor's degree in Management and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations, both from Purdue University.