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Stephan Sharf

Stephan Sharf, American automotive executive. Board directors Junior Achievement, Detroit council Boy Scouts American; trustee, vice president Oakland University; Member Society Auto Engineers, Detroit Engineering Society Clubs: Wabeek Country.

Background

  • Sharf, Stephan was born on December 30, 1920 in Berlin. Arrived in United States of America, 1947, naturalized, 1952. Son of Wilhelm and Martha (Schwartz) Sharf.

  • Education

    • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Technology University, Berlin, Federal Republic Germany, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 2007. Doctor of Science with honors, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 2007.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities (honorary), Oakland University.

    Career

    • Tool and die maker Buerk Tool & Die Company, Buffalo, 1947-1950. Foreman Ford Motor Company, 1950-1953, general foreman Chicago, 1953-1958. With Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1958-1986, master mechanic Twinsburg stamping plant, 1958-1963, manufacturing engineering manager, 1963-1966, mrg. production Twinsburg stamping plant, 1966-1968, plant manager Warren stamping plant, 1968-1970, plant manager Sterling stamping plant, 1970-1972, general plants manager stamping, 1972-1978, vice president Engine and Casting division, 1978-1980, vice president Power Train division, 1980-1981, executive vice president, manufacturing, director, 1981-1985, executive vice president international, 1985-1986, also board directors.

      President SICA Corporation, Bloomfield Hills, since 1986.

    Works

    • Columnist Ward's Auto World Common Sense magazine, since 1987.

    Membership

    Board directors Junior Achievement, Detroit council Boy Scouts American. Trustee, vice president Oakland University. Member Society Auto Engineers, Detroit Engineering Society Clubs: Wabeek Country.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, travel, charity.

    Connections

    • Married Rita Schantzer, 1951, (deceased 2001).
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    Born December 30, 1920
    • 1947
      Technology University
    • 2007
      Oakland University
    • 2007
      Oakland University
    • 1947 - 1950
      Tool and die maker Buerk Tool & Die Company
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1950 - 1953
      foreman Ford Motor Company
    • 1953 - 1958
      foreman Ford Motor Company
    • 1958 - 1986
      with Chrysler Corporation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1958 - 1963
      with Chrysler Corporation
    • 1966 - 1968
      with Chrysler Corporation
    • 1986
      president, SICA Corporation
      Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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