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Raymond Eugene Goodson

Raymond Eugene Goodson, business educator, retired automotive executive. Registered professional engineer, Indiana. Named Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, Duke University, 1984, Purdue University, 1991. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Background

  • Goodson, Raymond Eugene was born on April 22, 1935 in Canton, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lon R. and Ruby M. (Goodson).

  • Education

    • AB, Duke University, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 1959. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1961.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1963.

    Career

    • Member faculty Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1963-1981. Chief scientist United States Department Transportation, Washington, 1973-1975. Director Interdisciplinary Institute, Purdue University, 1975-1980, associate dean research, 1980-1981.

      Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer GLN, Inc., West Lafayette, 1971-1981. Vice president, general manager Hoover Universal, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981-1985. Group vice president Automotive Systems Group Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, 1985-1990.

      Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Truck Corporation, 1990-1997. Adjunct professor Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor, 1998. Chief Executive Officer, president Williams Controls, Portland, Oregon, 2002, chairman.

      Chief Executive Officer, president Southwall Technologies, since 2006. Board directors American Industrial Partners, San Francisco. Chairman Commonwealth of Independent States Corporation, Dallas.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Indiana.

    Works

    • Patentee in field. Contbr articles to technical journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Connections

    • Married Susie Elisabeth Tweed, August 10, 1957. Children: Kathryn, Kenneth.
    • father: Lon R. Goodson
    • mother: Ruby M. (Goodson)
    • spouse: Susie Elisabeth Tweed
    • children: Kathryn Goodson
    • Kenneth Goodson
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    Nationality
    • 1957
      Duke University
    • 1959
      Duke University
    • 1961
      Purdue University
    • 1963
      Purdue University
    • 1963 - 1981
      Member, faculty Purdue University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1971 - 1981
      chairman, GLN
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1971 - 1981
      Chief Executive Officer, GLN
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      chief scientist, United States Department Transportation
      Washington, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      director, Interdisciplinary Institute
    • 1981 - 1985
      vice president, Hoover Universal
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      general manager, Hoover Universal
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1985 - 1990
      group vice president, Automotive Systems Group Johnson Controls
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1990 - 1997
      chairman, board
    • 1990 - 1997
      Chief Executive Officer, board
    • 1998
      adjunct professor, Michigan Business School
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 2002
      Chief Executive Officer, Williams Controls
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 2002
      president, Williams Controls
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 2006
      Chief Executive Officer, Southwall Technologies
    • 2006
      president, Southwall Technologies
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