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Melvin Robert Inbody

Melvin Robert Inbody, American automotive executive. Achievements include patents for improvements in controlled steering stability, brakes and wheel design; first to centerline steering safety axles for surface vehicles, conceived science test performance data used by federal testing agys. Decorated Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart; recipient Campaign commendations.

Background

  • Inbody, Melvin Robert was born on July 20, 1922 in Findlay, Ohio, United States. Son of George Washington and Bertha (Powell) Inbody.

  • Education

    • Student, Findlay College, Ohio, 1940—1942.

    Career

    • Sales manager Ohio Automotive Supply Company, Findlay, Marion, Fostoria, 1945—1956. Self-employed consultant sales engineer, 1956—1958. President Centerline Steering Axle Division, Paul M. Gillmor Company, Findlay, 1958—1961, Centerline Steering Safety Axle Corporation, Findlay, since 0763.

      Executive vice president, general manager Diversified Interest, Inc., Findlay, 1961—1973. Executive committee Hancock County Republican Party. Sergeant United States Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for improvements in controlled steering stability, brakes and wheel design. First to centerline steering safety axles for surface vehicles, conceived science test performance data used by federal testing agys.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Religion

    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    Member of DAV, Caterpillar International, American Legion, Military Order Purple Heart Findlay, Military Order Purple Heart Ohio, American Ex-Prisoners of War, American Ex-prisoners War, Inc.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Ann Kresser, June 26, 1945. Children: Steven, Gregory, Amy, Emily.
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    Born July 20, 1922
    • 763
      president, Centerline Steering Axle Division
      Findlay, Ohio, United States
    • 1945 - 1956
      Sales manager, Ohio Automotive Supply Company
      Findlay, Ohio, United States
    • 1956 - 1958
      self-employed consultant, sales engineer
    • 1958 - 1961
      president, Centerline Steering Axle Division
      Findlay, Ohio, United States