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Wallace Winfield Edwards

Wallace Winfield Edwards was American automotive executive. Past president, member executive committee Clinton Valley council Boy Scouts American; director Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, 1991-2003, chairman 1996-1998; regent National Eagle Scout Association (life). Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Society Automotive Engineers, United States Navy League, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Edwards, Wallace Winfield was born on May 9, 1922 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Son of David W. and Ruby M. (Nutting) Edwards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1966.

    Career

    • With General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, Pontiac, Michigan, 1940-1978, truck service manager, 1961-1962, head engine design, 1962-1964, director reliability, 1964-1966, director production control and purchasing, 1966-1970, director engineering, 1970-1978. Director Worldwide Truck Project Center, Warren, Michigan, 1978-1980. General director Worldwide Truck and Transportation Systems Center, 1980-1981.

      Vice president G.M.O.D.C., 1980-1981. Group manager small and light truck and van operations Truck and Business Group, General Motors Corporation, 1981-1982, manager international staff, 1982-1984, general director military vehicle operations Power Products and Defense Group, 1984-1986. Board directors Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan, 1991-2003.

    Membership

    Past president, member executive committee Clinton Valley council Boy Scouts American. Director Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, 1991-2003, chairman 1996-1998. Regent National Eagle Scout Association (life).

    Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Society Automotive Engineers, United States Navy League, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Austin Wolfe, August 24, 1944. Children: Ronald W., Gary R., Ann E.
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    • 1949
      General Motors Institute
    • 1966
      Michigan State University
    • 1940 - 1978
      With General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation
      Pontiac, Michigan, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      director, Worldwide Truck Project Center
      Warren, Michigan, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      general director, Worldwide Truck and Transportation Systems Center
    • 1980 - 1981
      vice president, G.M.O.D.C.
    • 1981 - 1982
      group manager, small and light truck and van operations Truck and Business Group
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