OnStar president visits

Feb 25, 2004

Chet Huber '77, president of OnStar, talked to a roomful of students and staff Feb.12 during a Student Alumni Council presentation.

Chet Huber '77, president of OnStar, talked to a roomful of students and staff Feb.12 during a Student Alumni Council presentation. Originally from Hammond, Ind., Huber said he was pleased to be back on campus and also pleased that OnStar has 30 Kettering/GMI alumni among its ranks. He noted that 20 percent of the top executives at OnStar are alumni of the University. OnStar unlocks 28,000 doors a month and assists GM customers with 800 accidents a month. OnStar, with offices in Troy, is 8 1/2 years old and is the largest commercial application of GPS-based technology in the world. Among its services are stolen vehicle tracking, emergency roadside assistance and helping drivers with directions. Mike Jaffke '90, the manager of Portfolio Planning at OnStar, accompanied Huber to campus.

Huber '77 is only one of the CEOs who are Kettering/GMI alumni who have visited campus recently. Others include J.T. Battenberg III '66 of Delphi Corp. and Stan O'Neal '74 of Merrill Lynch. Students are encouraged to meet with the CEOs during campus visits.