Co-op Hall of Fame
Five more Kettering University alumni have been inducted into the prestigious Co-op Hall of Fame.
Kettering University has added five more world-class advocates of experiential learning and professional cooperative education into the Co-op Hall of Fame.
Kettering alumni were among the 35 members of the Class of 2012-13 that were inducted into the prestigious national Co-op Hall of Fame this fall by WACE, an international organization that advances cooperative and work-integrated education.
Kettering’s nominees were selected for their professional contributions to industry and technology, their ongoing support of experiential learning and their personal commitment to making the world a better place to live and work.
The Co-op Hall of Fame is a hosted by WACE, the only international professional organization dedicated to developing, expanding, branding and advocating for cooperative and work-integrated education programs within industry and educational institutions. WACE headquarters are in Lowell, Mass.
View the biographies and photographs of the 2012-13 WACE Co-op Hall of Fame members.
Kettering’s honorees are:
Henio Arcangeli, Jr.
Class of 1986
Henio Arcangeli, Jr., is a leader in the motorsports industry and been President of the Motorsports Group Company for Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, since 2007. During his two-decade career, Henio has demonstrated leadership with several world-class technology and consumer products companies. His national board service includes the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) and the National Science Technology Education Partnership (NSTEP). He is member of Kettering University’s Board of Trustees.
Paul J. Bascobert
Class of 1987
Paul J. Bascobert is President of Bloomberg Businessweek and head of business operations for the Bloomberg Media Group. He is responsible for strategy, revenue growth and business execution for Businessweek and Markets magazines, Bloomberg Television, Radio, Mobile, Bloomberg.com, Businessweek.com web properties. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Bascobert was chief marketing officer and SVP of operations for Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Byron M. Green
Class of 1986
Byron M. Green is the group vice president for Manufacturing Engineering for Chrysler Group LLC. He previously served as vice president of Truck and Activity Vehicle Assembly Operations from 2003 to 2009, vice president of Engine/Foundry Manufacturing Operations and as plant manager at a number of Chrysler facilities since 1999. Byron has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Detroit Mercy. He was named Black Engineer of the Year in 2004 and again in 2007. Byron is currently involved with Kettering as the key executive representing Chrysler.
Class of 1981
Rebecca Royer is the Founder and President of BayTech, a green technology company in Los Altos, Calif. Her company is a leader in engineering high performance, EPA and CARB certified CNG fuel injection systems for vehicles that meet stringent emissions standards. She has donated both equipment and time at Kettering University and served as a role model for students interested in green technology. Today, Baytech Corp. is the only company to have earned the California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for CNG systems on GM vehicles and engines. She earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Kettering University.
Rhonda Robinson Winter
Class of 1981
Rhonda Robinson Winter is the Chief Information Officer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. Her previous roles include leading technology at the National Collegiate Athletic Association during its relocation from Kansas City to new headquarters in Indianapolis and driving a technology revolution for museum visitors at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Winter has previously been recognized with the Women and Hi Tech Leading Light Award and the IUPUI Jaguar “Favorite Professor” Award. She has received Kettering’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 2011. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Administration from Kettering University.
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