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Automotive company executive

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.

Achievements

  • Avocations: golf; tennis.

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf; tennis.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Carleton, June 19, 1948. Children: Stephen, Sally, Joseph, William, Susan.

father:
Charles S. Chapman

mother:
Grace Louella (McClenaghan) Chapman

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Carleton

child:
Stephen Chapman

child:
Sally Chapman

child:
Joseph Chapman

child:
William Chapman

child:
Susan Chapman