• 2019 GMiS Luminary •


Senior Manager
Global Logistics
General Motors Corporation

As the Senior Manager of Global CCA Logistics for General Motors based in Grand Blanc, Michigan, Jose Espinosa oversees a $835 million global freight budget and manages effective inbound, redistribution, and outbound operations. Leading a team of 100, including 15 GM Logistics Managers and Analysts and 85 bundled service personnel, he is responsible for balancing customer service and developing efficient and cost-effective transportation routes for vehicle parts to be delivered from all Parts Distribution Centers to the entire GM dealer network.

Mr. Espinoza’s management expertise in operations management, new plant start-up, and the turnaround of existing brownfield operations have driven stellar business results at every facility he has led during his multiple assignments in Mexico, South Africa, and the U.S. 

His position as a business leader in is community has enabled he and his teams to support a number of charitable organizations ranging from The American Heart Association, The United Negro College Fund, Military Veterans, the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Old Newsboys, Safehouse, and the Elm’s Road Elementary School.

Born in Chiapas and raised in Veracruz, Mexico, Mr. Espinoza earned his B.S. degree in Industrial & System Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey before joining General Motors De Mexico as a Project Supervisor at their Toluca plant. While working full-time, he also studied for and earned his MBA from IPADE Business School in Mexico City.

As Plant Manager for the MexicoParts Distribution Center, Mr. Espinoza was awarded GM’s Chairman´s Honors in 2004 as “Best of the Best Globally” for his work on the Toluca PDC “Lean Implementation.” Soon he was named Export Sales Manager- Aftersales Central American & Caribbean (ACDelco & GM Channels), where he achieved record sales growth of 33%, increasing market share & improving the customer experience for the region.

Mr. Espinoza spent time at GM facilities in Venezuela and South Africa before moving to the U.S., initially as Plant Manager for Parts Distribution Center Operations in Ft. Worth, Texas, before moving to Michigan.