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director , Automotive executive

Robert Earl Valk, American Corporate executive. Board of directors Ecumenical Theological Center; Member American Society Naval Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, American Ordnance Association, American Management Association, Air Force Association, American Manufacturers Association, Wire Association, National Elec. Manufacturers Association, Engineering Society Detroit.

Background

Valk, Robert Earl was born on August 21, 1914 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States. Son of Allen and Lulu (Schuler) Valk.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Michigan, 1938.

Career

With, National Supply Company, 1938-1955;plant manager, National Supply Company, Houston, 1945-1948;works manager, National Supply Company, Toledo, Houston and Gainesville, Texas, 1949-1955;assistant vice president production, Electric Auto-Lite Company, Toledo, 1956;vice president, group executive general products, Electric Auto-Lite Company, Toledo, 1956-1960;general manager manufacturing automotive division, Essex International, Inc., 1960-1966;vice president corporation, general manager automotive division, Essex International, Inc., 1966-1974;president, ITT Automotive Elec. Products Division, 1974-1980;vice president, ITT North America Automotive Operations Worldwide, 1980-1986;chairman, Chamberlin, Davis, Rutan & Valk, since 1986. Trustee Henry Ford Health Care Sys., Detroit.

Membership

Member American Society Naval Engineers, Society Automotive Engineers, American Ordnance Association, American Management Association, Air Force Association, American Manufacturers Association, Wire Association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Engineering Society Detroit, Country Club (Detroit), Renaissance Club, Yondotega Club, Economics Club (Detroit), Grosse Pointe Club, Bay View Yacht Club, Question Club.

Connections

Married Ann Parker, August 9, 1941 (divorced July 1959). Children: James A., Sara C. Married Alice Melick, December 29, 1960 (deceased 1999).

Children: Marie, Susan.

father:
Allen Valk

mother:
Lulu (Schuler) Valk

spouse:
Ann Parker

spouse:
Alice Melick

child:
James A. Valk

child:
Sara C. Valk

child:
Marie Valk

child:
Susan Valk