Elliott Estes (GMI class of 1938) rose through the ranks of General Motors Corporation and in 1974 was elected the 15th president and chief operating officer of the corporation. Estes held that post until his retirement in 1981. This collection provides a fascinating personal view of a man who became head of the world's biggest corporation. Much of his early engineering experience was gained working with Charles Kettering during the early 1940s. He was instrumental in developing the "wide track" concept of the automobile. He also worked with equal weight distribution of the automobile by having the engine mounted in the front and the transmission in the rear. However, his most significant attribute was his leadership ability as head of GM.

Elliot "Pete" M. Estes 

Elliott "Pete" Estes

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