Steve Gehring is the executive director of North American Safety Regulations and Policy. Steve is based in Hyundai’s Washington, D.C. office and is responsible for executing Hyundai’s vehicle safety strategy in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In addition, he focuses on Hyundai’s work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other vehicle safety policy groups and stakeholders. Steve was named executive director of North American Safety Regulations and Policy in March 2020.
Gehring comes to Hyundai with 30 years of automotive industry experience, most recently with the Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. This experience involved developing and implementing the trade group’s policy and regulatory positions on safety and autonomous vehicles. Prior to Global Automakers, he was director of Safety Public Policy at General Motors in Washington, D.C.
Gehring holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Kettering University.