All new for 2017
Speaker: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program
SAFETY The 2017 Acadia mid-size SUV offers a comprehensive suite of driver alert and active safety technologies that rely on a sophisticated network of cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors to help prepare you for the unexpected. Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.
PERFORMANCE The 2017 Acadia mid-size SUV builds on a solid track record of GMC Professional Grade engineering focused on delivering performance and handling dynamics that help keep you confidently in control – no matter where the road takes you.
TECHNOLOGY The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia mid-size SUV offers the latest technology and infotainment innovations that help you stay conveniently connected and in control.
EXTERIOR The all-new 2017 GMC Acadia mid-size SUV is designed to make a lasting impression. Its bold, sculptural lines, advanced technologies and refined details are the mark of Professional Grade engineering.
INTERIOR The all-new 2017 Acadia SUV personifies our Professional Grade attitude and dedication to precision. Acadia’s flexible, accommodating space and functionality is seamlessly melded with style, safety, and technology.
Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer of the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia. Prior to his current role, Spadafora was the Vehicle Chief Engineer and Vehicle Line Director for global SUV, North American Programs. Paul in his 25 years at General Motors has had assignments in Engineering, Purchasing, Communications and Manufacturing. Paul holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering from University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Business Administration from Oakland University. He holds a Design for Six Sigma Black Belt and has two patents for his work on automotive interiors.