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Charles S. Chapman

Charles S. Chapman, American automotive company executive. Served to corporal United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946, PTO; Member Federal Chamber Automotive Industry (president 1976-1977), Business Round Table, Business Council Australia, Society Automotive Engineers (chairman transmition power train committee 1961-1963), Society Automotive Engineers Australia (life).

Background

  • Chapman, Charles S. was born on March 23, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles S. and Grace Louella (McClenaghan) Chapman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Wayne State University, 1950. M. Automotive Engineering, Chrysler Institute Engineering, 1952. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1966.

    Career

    • Design engineer Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1950-1954. Chief engineer Borg Warner Corporation, 1954-1956. Assistant chief engineer Buick division General Motors Corporation, Flint, Michigan, 1956-1967, chief engineer Adam Opel division Federal Republic Germany, 1967-1975, managing director Holdens division Melbourne, Australia, since 1975, vice president Australia, since 1980.

      Chairman, managing director Holden's Motor Company. Chairman Holden's Engine and Components Company.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: golf; tennis.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served to corporal United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Federal Chamber Automotive Industry (president 1976-1977), Business Round Table, Business Council Australia, Society Automotive Engineers (chairman transmition power train committee 1961-1963), Society Automotive Engineers Australia (life).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: golf; tennis.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Elizabeth Carleton, June 19, 1948. Children: Stephen, Sally, Joseph, William, Susan.
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    Born March 23, 1926
    • 1950
      Wayne State University
    • 1952
      Chrysler Institute Engineering
    • 1966
      Michigan State University
    • 1950 - 1954
      Design engineer, Chrysler Corporation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1954 - 1956
      chief engineer, Borg Warner Corporation
    • 1956 - 1967
      assistant, chief engineer Buick division General Motors Corporation
      Flint, Michigan, United States
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