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Charles Leroy Miller

Charles Leroy Miller, American manufacturing executive. Named Outstanding Alumnus of 1978, School Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.


  • Miller, Charles Leroy was born on June 17, 1927 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Harry and Grace Matilda (Hendrickson) Miller.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1953.


    • Engineering officer Standard Oil Corporation, New York City, 1948-1950. Process engineer and general foreman General Motors Corporation, Bristol, Connecticut, 1953-1963. Production manager and plant manager Federal Mogul Corporation, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1963-1968.

      General manager manufacturing Weatherhead Company, Cleveland, 1968-1969. Director manufacturing, engring service TRW Inc., 1969-1971. Managing director Cam Gears Ltd./TRW Inc., 1971-1976.

      Group vice president Automotive World Wide/TRW Inc., 1976-1987. Executive vice president Occupant Restraint Systems/TRW Inc., since 1987. Board directors TRW Automotive Products Inc., St. Catherine's, Canada, TRW Repa SA., Angers, Spain.

      Board directors, chairman TRW Repa Espana S.A., Burgos, Spain, since 1981. Board directors, vice president TRW Technar Inc., Irwindale, California, since 1986. President, chief executive officer, board directors TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.

      Board directors, president Hamill de Mexico S.A. de Curriculum Vitae, Reynosa, since 1985.


    Industry gifts coordinator United Way, Cleveland, 1978. Fundraiser Cleveland Orchestra, 1979. Trustee Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, 1978-1980, Greater Cleveland Hospital Association, 1981.

    Matching gifts coordinator Pennsylvania State University, since 1986. member Tau Beta Pi, Society Automotive Engineers, Society Manufacturing Engineers.



    Golf, tennis, boating, deep sea fishing.


    • Married Claire Louise Lawrence, December 26, 1951. Children: Charles L. Junior, Robert L.
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    • 1948
      Merchant Marine Academy
    • 1953
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1948 - 1950
      Engineer, engineering officer Standard Oil Company
    • 1953 - 1963
      process engineer, and general foreman General Motors Corporation
      Bristol, Connecticut, United States
    • 1963 - 1968
      production manager, and plant manager Federal Mogul Corporation
      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      general manager, manufacturing Weatherhead Company
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      director, manufacturing
    • 1971 - 1976
      managing director, Cam Gears Limited/TRW Incorporated
    • 1976 - 1987
      group vice president, Automotive World Wide/TRW Incorporated
    • 1987
      executive, vice president Occupant Restraint Systems/TRW Incorporated
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