With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Tracy Mack-Askew offers a broad-based
background and a unique perspective in the areas of innovation, business scalability, revenue
generation, and organizational leadership. Her commitment to raising the bar of excellence and set
the standards for new product and consumer trends is evident throughout her career and will
continue to be the hallmark of her future success.
Since 2014 Tracy has made a name for herself at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), a $15B
heavy duty, class 6-8 OEM truck and tractor manufacturer home. She was first hired as the Vice
President of Engineering of the Thomas Built Buses (TBB) OEM subsidiary of DTNA where she
established the strategic mission, vision, and engineering culture of the organization. Under her
leadership, she introduced a suite of safety technologies into the TBB product that became a
significant enabler in driving increased sales for the business. Her success in this role led to her 2016
promotion to Managing Director of HD Vocational Platform Development, where she oversees and
promotes excellence across the full vocational segment.
Prior to joining DTNA, Tracy called General Motors Company her home for 16 years, advancing
through the ranks in roles that began as Project and Design Engineer in 1999, with increasing roles of
responsibility, to her success as Vehicle Line Director of the Chevrolet Malibu, Chief Interior Engineer
for midsize crossovers and Global Commodity leader. Her contributions to the GM brand include $5B
in annual revenue with her leadership of the Chevrolet Malibu and overseeing $510M in procurement
annual spend on chrome and functional black plastics.
A results-driven servant leader, Tracy is a consummate professional who inspires confidence in
everyone around her from her peers and colleagues to her staff and senior executives across the
Tracy received a Master’s Degree in Management from Harvard University, A Master’s Degree in
Engineering from Purdue University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She published an anthropological study on social group relationships
(Kindle Publishing, June 2014) entitled “What Can You Learn from A Rainbow” and was the featured
leader for a media campaign (2012 Chevrolet Malibu Mom). She holds a patent in automotive lighting.
She is a Shainin Red X Journeyman and DFSS Black Belt certified.
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