In the 35th episode of High-Tech Sunday, listen to Charles Muse as he talked about “putting in the work” —the podcast first aired in 2021. Career Communications Group’s High-Tech Sunday showcases talent in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through the lens of spiritual philosophies. (Photo credit: Depositphotos).
In 2021, Charles Muse was the program engineering manager within GM’s division of Battery Electric Trucks. This made him responsible for executing the design, development, and launch of battery-electric truck programs.
Previously, he worked on Cruise Origin, an autonomous ride-sharing vehicle, and a collaborative project involving GM, Honda, and Cruise. His responsibilities included integrating vehicle engineering and autonomous vehicle technologies and serving as engineering representative and authority in financial, manufacturing, design, and purchasing forums. He also supported pre-production builds, issue resolution, system integration, requirement specification, etc.
Charles also led two revolutionary technologies to execute the validation and service of fully autonomous vehicles, managing a multimillion-dollar budget and very complex deliverables.
Charles has dedicated himself to mentoring through Philadelphia’s Urban Youth Racing School, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Chevrolets Discover the Unexpected (DTU), Jack & Jill, Rainbow Push, The Ohio State University Alumni Podcast, Detroit Rebuild Project Cody, and GM’s annual bring your kids to the workday.
Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Ohio State University. He continues his studies online at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with their Micro-Master’s Supply Chain & Logistics Engineering program. Outside of work, mentorship, and academia Muse is a fully licensed private pilot and a certified flight instructor.
Charles joined General Motors (GM) in 2011 as a university intern. Since joining GM, he has excelled in various assignments and was promoted to leadership roles because of his ability to innovate, effective team building, and track record of exceeding business standards.