Tim Bates joined Lenovo in December as chief technology officer of the global accounts business, according to his LinkedIn.
Before he joined the Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer, Bates worked for about 18 years at automaker General Motors. He left the company with the title of technical fellow and chief immersive technology strategist, according to his LinkedIn.
During his time with GM, Bates led a team that produced “a variety of photo-realistic visuals and animations of vehicle interiors and exteriors, dealer retail environments and products” with “real-time rendering, Game Development engines, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality tools,” according to his LinkedIn.
Bates also served in the Marines, according to his LinkedIn.