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Automotive company executive

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, Ford Motor Company, Chicago, 1953-1958; with, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1958-1986; master mechanic Twinsburg stamping plant, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1958-1963; manufacturing engineering manager, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1963-1966; mrg. production Twinsburg stamping plant, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1966-1968; plant manager Warren stamping plant, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1968-1970; plant manager Sterling stamping plant, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1970-1972; general plants manager stamping, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1972-1978; vice president Engine and Casting division, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1978-1980; vice president Power Train division, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1980-1981; executive vice president, manufacturing, director, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1981-1985; executive vice president international, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1985-1986; also board directors, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit president, SICA Corporation, Troy, Michigan, since 1986. Board directors Medar, Inc.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, travel, charity.

Connections

Married Rita Schantzer, 1951, (deceased 2001).

father:
Wilhelm Sharf

mother:
Martha (Schwartz) Sharf

spouse:
Rita Schantzer