List of Kettering University people

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Alumni[edit]

Name Graduation Year Occupation
David W. Allen 1983 Executive Vice President of Operations, Del Monte Foods
Donald J. Almquist 1955 Chairman, President, CEO, Delco Electronics
Henio Arcangeli 1986 President, Motorsports Group Company, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Mary Barra 1985 CEO and Chairman, General Motors Corporation
Milford Barron 1937 President, Precision Instruments, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Paul Bascobert 1987 President, Bloomberg Businessweek
Ted Boerger 1975 CEO, West Coast Castings, Bradenton, FL
Matt Borland 1993 NASCAR Sprint Cup Crew Chief
Walter G. Borst 1985 Treasurer, General Motors Corporation
Ernie Brooks 1966 Founder, Brooks Kushman P.C.; intellectual property lawyer
Larry Burns 1975 Vice President, General Motors Corporation
Michael Burns 1975 CEO, Dana
Dwight Carlson 1967 CEO, Coherix, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Don Chaffin 1962 Professor of Industrial & Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
Edward Nicholas Cole 1933 Former President, General Motors Corporation, and former Chairman, Checker Motors Corporation
Bruce D. Coventry 1975 President, Dresser Waukesha
Gary Cowger 1970 Global Group Vice President, General Motors Corporation
Jacqueline A. Dedo 1984 Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Dana
Paul DeMand 1988 Vice President, Kennametal
Neil De Koker 1967 President and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
Greg Deveson 1984 President-Americas, Magna Powertrain USA Incorporated
Ivan Deveson 1959 Retired Lord Mayor of Melbourne Australia
Scott Dorn 1991 General Manager, Market Development, U.S. Steel
Phillip Dutcher 1974 COO, Downtown Naples Campus, NCH Healthcare System
Russell J. Ebeid 1962 President, Guardian Glass Group, Guardian Industries
Elliott M. (Pete) Estes 1938 President, General Motors
Robert Evangelista 1989 President, The Business of Winning, LLC
Jason Forcier 1995 Vice President and General Manager, Global Electronics, Lear Corporation
Allen Green 1971 Vice President and Director of Personnel (retired), General Motors Canada
David Hermance 1970 Executive Engineer, Advanced Technology Vehicles, Toyota
Major Horton 1984 Senior Vice President and CFO, Nirvanix
David S. Hoyte 1971 Executive Vice President, Castle Harlan Partners
Chet Huber 1977 Founding President, OnStar (retired)
Kurt H. Joerger 1986 CEO, Newton Tool & Mfg. Co. Inc.
Daniel R. Joseph 1984 President and owner, D.R. Joseph, Inc.
Henry Juszkiewicz 1974 CEO, Gibson Guitar Corporation
Bob Kagle 1978 General Partner, Benchmark Capital
David Kenny 1984 Managing Partner, VivaKi, Publicis Groupe
Harry W. Lange 1975 Vice President, Fidelity Investments; Portfolio Manager, Magellan Fund
Tim Lee President, General Motors International Operations
Grace Lieblein 1983 President and Managing Director, GM de Mexico, General Motors
Rex Luzader 1971 Vice President of Government Relations, Millennium Cell
Alexander C. Mair 1943 Retired Vice President, General Motors
Ryan Mathews 2001 NASCAR driver
Sean McBurney 2003 Vice President and AGM, Caesars Palace
James McCaslin 1974 COO, Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
F. James McDonald 1944 Former President, General Motors Corporation
Warren J. McEleney 1944 President, McEleney Motors
Stephen N. McEwen 1954 President and CEO, Henry Filters
John Middlebrook 1964 Vice President, Global Sales, Service, and Marketing Operations, General Motors Corporation
John Thomas Mentzer Chancellor's Professor and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business, University of Tennessee
Maureen Midgley 1995 Executive Director, Global Paint & Polymer Center, General Motors
Dane Miller 1969 Chairman, President, and CEO, Biomet
Omer E. Miller 1939 Retired owner and President, Porta-Soft
Kristine Berry Morain 1988 General Counsel, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
E. Michael Mutchler 1957 Vice-President (retired), General Motors Corporation
Raj Nair 1987 Group Vice President and Head of Product Development, Ford Motor Company
Frank A. Natoli, Jr. Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Diebold
Chris Nielsen 1987 President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas
Stan O'Neal 1974 Former CEO, Merrill Lynch
William H. Osborne President and CEO, Federal Signal Corporation
Robert S. Oswald 1964 Chairman, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Knorr-Bremse
Gautam Pathak 2000 Vice President, Dealer Tire
Frank Perna Jr. 1960 Chairman Emeritus, MSC Software
Ryan E. Purman 2007 Senior Manager, NAFTA Transportation Nissan North America
Marissa Peterson 1983 Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems
Aqua Y. Porter 1984 Vice President, Xerox
Lori J. Queen 1979 Vehicle Line Executive, Midsize Trucks, General Motors
Dr. Robert Reiss 1960 America's first biomedical engineer
Derica Rice 1988 Executive Vice President, Global Services, CFO, Eli Lilly and Company
J. Donald Rice Jr. 1981 CEO, Rice Financial Products Company
Walter M. Rosebrough Jr. CEO, STERIS Corporation
John M. Samuels 1966 Senior Vice President, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Charles L. Sargent 1959 President, Quality Boat Lifts. (co-founder and former CEO, Thetford Corporation)
Dave Schlotterbeck 1970 CEO, Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Division, Cardinal Health
Dennis R. Schraeder 1976 Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Kyle Schwulst 2002 CEO and founder, ElectroJet
Thomas Snyder 1967 President, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Albert James Sobey 1945 President, Albert Sobey and Associates
William S Somers 1979 COO/CFO, PRTM Management Consultants
Joseph Spielman 1968 VP of North American Operations (retired), General Motors Corporation
Norm Szydlowski President and CEO, SemGroup
Diana Tremblay 1982 Vice President, Labor Relations, General Motors Corporation
Greg Tyus 1984 Executive Director of Engineering, GM Holden Limited
Frederick G. Wacker 1942 Chairman of the Board, Liquid Controls Corporation, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Martin D. Walker 1954 Chairman and CEO, M. A. Hanna Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Carolyne Watts 1986 President, CAMI Automotive
Gary J. Weil 1973 Founder and CEO, EnTech Engineering
Joseph M. Zachman 1993 Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Wabash National
T.A. Njong 1969 Philanthropist

Honorary degree recipients[edit]

Name Degree Awarded Occupation
Rodney O'Neal Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 2015 Retired CEO, Delphi Automotive
David A. Kenny Honorary Doctor of Management June 2014 CEO and Chairman, The Weather Channel
Bob Kagle Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 2013 General Partner, Benchmark Capital
Carl Levin Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 2011 United States Senator
Stanford R. Ovshinsky Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2010 Noted inventor
Henry Juszkiewicz '76 Honorary Doctor of Management December 2009 Chairman and CEO, Gibson Guitar Corporation
Marissa T. Peterson '83 Honorary Doctor of Management July 2009 Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems (retired)
Michael M. Wood Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 2009 Former United States ambassador to Sweden; Chairman, Redwood Investments LLC
Russell J. Ebeid '62 Honorary Doctor of Management July 2008 President, Guardian Glass Group, Guardian Industries
Curtis Carlson Honorary Doctor of Science June 2008 President, CEO, SRI International
David Hermance '70 Honorary Doctor of Engineering (posthumous) June 2008 Executive Engineer, Advanced Technology Vehicles, Toyota
Dale E. Kildee Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 2007 Member, United States House of Representatives
Gary Cowger '70 Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2007 Global Group Vice President, General Motors Corporation
Joseph B. Anderson Jr. Honorary Doctor of Management June 2007 CEO, TAG Holding Companies, Troy, Michigan
L. Brooks Patterson Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 2006 County Executive, Oakland County, Michigan
Chet Huber '77 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 2006 President, OnStar
Steve Wozniak Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2005 Co-founder of Apple Computer (external link and photos)
Paul J. Chiapparone Honorary Doctor of Management June 2005 Vice-Chairman, Electronic Data Systems
Karl-Heinz Kammerlohr Honorary Doctor of Management June 2005 Director General of International Affairs, Baden-Württemberg, Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts, Stuttgart, Germany
E. Michael Mutchler '57 Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2004 Vice-President, General Motors Corporation
Charles L. Sargent '59 Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2004 President, Quality Boat Lifts (co-founder and CEO, Thetford Corporation)
John M. Samuels '66 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 2004 Senior Vice President, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Don Chaffin '62 Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2003 Professor of Industrial and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
Robert Lutz Honorary Doctor of Management June 2003 Chairman, General Motors North America
Stan O'Neal '74 Honorary Doctor of Management December 2002 CEO, Merrill Lynch
Edward Neithercut Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 2002 Partner, Neithercut and Neithercut Law Firm
Ivan A. Deveson '59 Honorary Doctor of Management June 2002 Lord Mayor, Melbourne, Australia
Omer E. Miller '39 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 2002 Owner and President, Porta-Soft
MaliVai Washington Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 2002 Professional tennis player
Dean Kamen Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 2001 President, DEKA Research and Development; founder, FIRST; inventor of Segway (external link and photos)
Charles L. Schaffer Honorary Doctor of Management June 2001 COO, United Parcel Service
Avery Aldridge Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 2000 Pastor and founder, Foss Avenue Baptist Church, Flint, Michigan
Albert J. Koegel Honorary Doctor of Management December 2000 CEO, Koegel Meat Company
Dave Bing Honorary Doctor of Management June 2000 NBA player
Stephen N. McEwen '54 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 2000 President and CEO, Henry Filters
Donald J. Almquist '55 Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 1999 Chairman, President, and CEO, Delco Electronics
JoAnne Shaw Honorary Doctor of Management December 1999 President, Coffee Beanery
Alexander C. Mair '43 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1999 Vice President, General Motors
Charles C. Weeks Honorary Doctor of Management June 1999 Chairman and CEO, Citizens Republic Bancorp
Curtis E. Moll Honorary Doctor of Management December 1998 Chairman and CEO, MTD Products
John H. McConnell Honorary Doctor of Management December 1998 Founder, Worthington Industries
John F. Smith, Jr. Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1998 President, CEO, Chairman, General Motors
Klaus von Trotha Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 1998 Minister of Science, Arts, and Research, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
Albert James Sobey '45 Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 1997 President, Albert Sobey and Associates
Frank Stronach Honorary Doctor of Management December 1997 Chairman, Magna International
Ben Carson Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 1997 Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Carol Bartz Honorary Doctor of Management June 1997 Chairman, President, CEO, AutoDesk
William S. White Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 1996 Chairman, President, CEO, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, Michigan
Frederick G. Wacker '42 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1996 Chairman of the Board, Liquid Controls Corporation, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Martin D. Walker '54 Honorary Doctor of Management June 1996 Chairman and CEO, M. A. Hanna Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Donald E. Johnson Jr. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 1996 Chairman, Citizens Republic Bancorp
David C. Collier Honorary Doctor of Management December 1995 Vice President, General Motors
Warren J. McEleney '44 Honorary Doctor of Management June 1995 President, McEleney Motors
Edward N. Harris Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 1995 President, Gulf+Western
Arthur L. Tuuri, M.D. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 1994 Pediatrician, Mott Children's Health Center, Flint, Michigan
Mylon Eugene Merchant Honorary Doctor of Engineering December 1994 Research Scientist, Milacron, Cincinnati, Ohio
Zelpha McKinnon Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters December 1994 Philanthropist, Flint, Michigan
Virginia W. Kettering Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters September 1994 Philanthropist, Dayton, Ohio
Robert E. Reiss '60 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1994 Chairman, CEO, InterVentional Technologies
Scott McNealy Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1994 President, Chairman, CEO, Sun Microsystems
Donald R. Beall Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1994 Chairman, CEO, Rockwell International
Kent Nelson Honorary Doctor of Management June 1993 Chairman, CEO, United Parcel Service
E. Douglas Hougen Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1993 President, Hougen Manufacturing
Lester M. Alberthal, Jr. Honorary Doctor of Management June 1993 Chairman, President, CEO, Electronic Data Systems
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. Honorary Doctor of Management June 1992 Chairman, CEO, TIAA-CREF
Ruth Mott Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters June 1992 Philanthropist, Flint, Michigan
Joseph T. Gorman Honorary Doctor of Management June 1992 Chairman, CEO, TRW
Milford Barron '37 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1991 President, Precision Instruments, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Frances Hesselbein Honorary Doctor of Management June 1990 President, CEO, Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management; CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
Richard L. Terrell Honorary Doctor of Management June 1989 Vice Chairman, General Motors
Jaime Escalante Honorary Doctor of Humanities June 1989 Mathematics Teacher, Garfield High School (Los Angeles County, California)
Elliott M. (Pete) Estes '38 Honorary Doctor of Engineering (posthumous) June 1988 President, General Motors
Hermann Scholl Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1988 President, Robert Bosch GmbH
Martha R. Seger Honorary Doctor of Management June 1988 Member, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Donald F. Ephlin Honorary Doctor of Humanities June 1988 International Vice President, United Auto Workers
F. James McDonald '44 Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1988 President, General Motors
Paul F. Oreffice Honorary Doctor of Management June 1987 Chairman, President, CEO, Dow Chemical Company
Hans A. Matthias Honorary Doctor of Engineering June 1987 Vice President, Ford Motor Company
Roger Bonham Smith Honorary Doctor of Management June 1986 Chairman, General Motors

Board of Trustees[edit]

Name Occupation
Henio Arcangeli '86 President, Motorsports Group Company, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Lizabeth A. Ardisana CEO, ASG Renaissance
Carla J. Bailo '83 South Lyon, MI
Jane E. Boon '90 New York, NY
Walter G. Borst '85 President and CEO, GM Asset Management
Don Chaffin '61 R.G. Snyder Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) Industrial & Operations Engineering and Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
Bruce D. Coventry '75 Vice President, Operations, Electrovaya
Gary L. Cowger '70 (former Chair) Retired Group Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor, General Motors
Jacqueline A. Dedo '84 (Secretary) President, The Piston Group
Neil De Koker '67 President & CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association
Phillip Dutcher '74 COO, Downtown Naples Campus, NCH Healthcare System
David S. Hoyte '71 President, Transformation Management LLC
Charles F. Kettering III President, Ridgeleigh Management Company
Jesse Lopez CEO, BAE Industries Inc.
Robert K. McMahan President, Kettering University
Michael Mansuetti President, Robert Bosch LLC, Farmington Hills MI
John Moyer President, Asahi Kasei Plastics
Cindy Niekamp Senior Vice President, Automotive Coatings, PPG Industries
Chris Nielsen '87 President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Jeffrey Owens '78 President, Electronics & Safety, Delphi Corporation
Paul S. Peabody CIO, Palomar Pomerado Health
Raymond Scott Senior Vice President and President, Global Electrical Power Systems, Lear Corporation
Marjorie Sorge Executive Director, Detroit Regional News Hub
Lyn St. James Lyn St. James Racing LLC, Lyn St. James Foundation
Randy Stashick Vice President of Engineering, United Parcel Service
Diana Tremblay '82 Vice President, Manufacturing & Labor Relations, General Motors

Presidents[edit]

Name Years
Albert J. Sobey 1919–1950
Guy R. Cowing 1950–1960
Harold P. Rodes 1960–1976
William B. Cottingham 1976–1991
James E.A. John 1991–2005
Stanley R. Liberty 2005–2011
Robert K. McMahan 2011-present