New trustees enhance reach

Nov 12, 2004

Five new trustees strengthen Kettering's national prominence

They are some of the country's top leadership talent in technology, electronics, automotive and transportation. Kettering University recently appointed five new members to serve on the University's Board of Trustees. They will serve three-year terms and bring the number of trustees at Kettering to 44 members. The new trustees are:

Dennis J. Carey
Executive Vice President and President & CEO of Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS)
Motorola Inc.
Deer Park, Ill.

Carey is responsible for IESS, a portfolio of businesses that include Motorola's automotive electronic and communications, portable energy business and embedded computing business. He also manages Motorola's growth platforms or emerging start-up businesses. He arrived at Motorola in 2002, coming from the Home Depot Corp., where he had served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He has also worked at AT&T and spent 25 years with General Electric, where he led globalization efforts for GE Appliances and as the senior vice president and general manager for GE Capital's corporate restructuring business. He earned a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Maine.

Larry R. Johnson
Director, Transportation Technology
R&D Center
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, Ill.

Johnson has more than 25 years experience in transportation research. He has been director of the Transportation Technology Center since 1997. Argonne National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy research facility. The center brings together scientists and engineers from many disciplines to find cost-effective solutions for transportation issues including automotive safety and fuel cell development, heavy vehicle uses and improving traffic flow, safety and security. He has a bachelor's degreefrom David Lipscomb College, a master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Matt Matsushita
President and CEO
Denso International America Inc.
Southfield, Mich.

Matsushita oversees Denso's North American headquarters in Southfield and serves as chairman of the board for the North American Denso Group. Denso is a leading Japanese parts manufacturer, which produces auto components for most of the world's major automakers. He joined Nippondenso Co. Ltd. (now Denso) in 1971 and has served in a variety of management and marketing roles around the world, including a responsibility for customer relationships with U.S. car manufacturers. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Kanazawa University inYokohama, Japan.

James A. McCaslin '74
President and COO
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
Milwaukee, Wis.

McCaslin joined Harley-Davidson Motor Co. in 1992 and is responsible for the design, supply, manufacture, marketing and sales functions of the company. Prior to Harley-Davidson, he held management positions producing farm implements and combines for Case. His career also includes product and quality engineering work for Chrysler, six years at Volkswagen and 10 years for GM's Chevrolet division. He earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering/GMI in 1974 and a master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also attended the advanced management program at Harvard University.

Steve Sanghi
Chairman, President, CEO
Microchip Technology Inc.
Chandler, Ariz.

Sanghi has been president of Microchip Technology since 1990, CEO since 1991 and chairman since 1993.During his career,he was vice president of operations for the semiconductor company Waferscale Integration and held management and engineering positions at Intel Corp. He is co-chair of the Arizona Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology and is the past recipient of the Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year award. He serves on the board of directors at Xyratex Ltd. He has a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications from Punjab University in India and a master's of science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

The new trustees join four others who were added to the board in the past year. They are:

Lizabeth A. Ardisana
ASG Renaissance
Dearborn, Mich.

Kathleen A. Ligocki
President and CEO
Tower Automotive
Novi, Mich.

Jesse M. Lopez
BAE/Marisa Industries Inc.
Centerline, Mich.

Heinz Schulte
Senior Vice President, Project Management and Organizational Development
Robert Bosch Corp.
Farmington Hills, Mich.

In other trustee news, Jesse Lopez and Lizabeth Ardisana were named to "Corp! Magazine's" Michigan's Rising Hispanic Stars list. They were featured in the magazine's October edition.

Written by Patricia Mroczek
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