Employee Spotlight – David Canella

Posted on 24. Oct, 2018 by in GM Canada


Employee Spotlight – David Canella

2018-10-23

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Meet David Canella, Advanced Technology Specialist on a Connected Vehicle and Human Machine Interface organisation in Oshawa.

1)  How prolonged have we been during GM and what is your stream role?

I have been with GM for 4 years now. we started out as a member of a margin organisation visiting dealerships opposite Western Canada. I’m now an Advanced Technology Specialist in a Innovation Team’s Connected Vehicle and Human Machine Interface group.

2)  What brought we to GM?

I’ve always been a automobile man so when a event arose to join GM, we jumped during a chance. GM has a large Canadian footprint, that creates a lot of opportunities opposite a country. In a 4 years that I’ve been here we have visited Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and many towns in between. I’ve worked in a GM CAMI Assembly Plant and I’ve participated in winter car contrast during a Kapuskasing Cold Weather Development Centre. Not to discuss all a work with Advanced Technology!

3)  What is a many sparkling and severe partial of your job?

Our work is user-centric, that means that we start by identifying a patron need and afterwards we get to rise and try many opposite technologies, theories and opportunities until we find a plain solution. It is really sparkling to try slicing corner technologies, come adult with new ideas and record patents. It is severe meaningful that it’s on we to find a resolution that is safe, arguable and that can be mass produced.

4)  How has GM helped we grow?

I grew adult in Toronto and complicated in Montreal, though it was with GM that we got to knowledge Western Canada for a initial time. I’ve worked on cars and raced them, though GM gave me first-hand knowledge with how they’re designed, tested and built. we wish to learn about all a intricacies of this attention and GM gives me that chance. In fact, I’m essay this after carrying usually represented GM during an International Conference that saw academics and member from many OEMs deliberating a destiny of Automotive User Interfaces. I’ve schooled a lot.

5)  What’s your favourite GM vehicle?

Chevy Tahoe. we got to expostulate a 2015 Tahoe LTZ over 900 KM from Calgary to Fort St. John and I’ve desired them ever since. The Bolt is a tighten second since one-pedal pushing is good and present torque is better.

6)  If we could expostulate to one place where would it be?

It’s a tour I’m meddlesome in; I’d start in a Yukon and finish adult somewhere in Newfoundland.

7)  What do we do on your giveaway time?

My happy place is adult north where many of a time I’m possibly operative to keep my aged grass tractor going or chopping timber for a subsequent bonfire. At home we have an HTC VIVE and a gaming PC.

8)  What’s a final thing we watched on tv?

Iron Fist, though usually in credentials for a subsequent deteriorate of Daredevil.

9) What’s a funniest thing that’s happened to we recently?

I usually got behind from vacation in Portugal where we had a possibility to float on my brother-in-law’s boat. we “learned” to cruise on stable bays in Lake Ontario, so sufficient to contend we was entirely prepared for this 16’ vessel in a open Atlantic.

The humorous partial was when my nephew (who was palm bailing H2O during a slower rate than a waves were stuffing a boat) switched from a tiny bucket he was regulating to a siphon – usually to have it tumble detached in his hands. It might have been a balmy and spacious day for a beachgoers basking in a southern European sun, though on a vessel it felt like a mashup of The Deadliest Catch and that stage in Armageddon where Lev a Russian wanderer starts attack a convey to make it work. We weren’t in any genuine danger, though it done for a good giggle around a cooking table.

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