John Woodward Groomes Edit Profile
Student, Case Institute of Technology, 1944. Bachelor, Alma College, 1949. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1949.
Postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1950.
Production engineer Kaiser Frazer Corporation, 1950-1951. Test engineer General Motors Proving Ground, 1951-1952. Senior project engineer Fisher Body division General Motors Corporation, 1952-1953, general supervisor quality control, 1953-1954.
Senior project engineer Allison division, 1954-1955. Instructor Mathematics Traverse City (Michigan) Schools, 1956-1957. Administrative assistant to dean engineering, director Jets Program Michigan State University, 1957-1959.
Assistant to executive secretary American Society Tool and Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, Michigan, 1959-1961, assistant general manager, 1961-1965, general manager, 1965-1969. Marketing manager machine tool group Ex-Cello Corporation, Detroit, 1969-1972, vice president tool and abrasive operations, 1972-1977. President American Feldmuehle Corporation, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 1977-1978, Universal Engineering division Houdaille Industries Inc., Frankenmuth, Michigan, 1979-1986, Comau Productivity Systems Inc., Troy, since 1987.
Married Donna D. Swanson, August 23, 1969. Children by previous marriage: John Woodward, Charles C., Anita S., Jeffrey W., Michele M.