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Automotive company executive

Wallace Winfield Edwards was American automotive executive. Past president, member executive committee Clinton Valley council Boy Scouts American; director Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, 1991-2003, chairman 1996-1998; regent National Eagle Scout Association (life). Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Society Automotive Engineers, United States Navy League, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

Edwards, Wallace Winfield was born on May 9, 1922 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Son of David W. and Ruby M. (Nutting) Edwards.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute, 1949. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1966.

Career

With, General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, Pontiac, Michigan, 1940-1978;truck service manager, General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, 1961-1962;head engine design, General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, 1962-1964;director reliability, General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, 1964-1966;director production control and purchasing, General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, 1966-1970;director engineering, General Medical Council Truck & Coach division General Motors Corporation, 1970-1978;director, Worldwide Truck Project Center, Warren, Michigan, 1978-1980;general director, Worldwide Truck and Transportation Sys. Center, 1980-1981;vice president, G.M.O.D.C., 1980-1981;group manager small and light truck and van operations, Truck and Business Group, General Motors Corporation, 1981-1982;manager international staff, Truck and Business Group, General Motors Corporation, 1982-1984;general director military vehicle operations Power Products and Defense Group, Truck and Business Group, General Motors Corporation, 1984-1986. Board directors Advertel Communications Systems Inc., Ann Arbor, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan, since 1991.

Membership

Past president, member Executive Committee Clinton Valley county Boy Scouts American. Trustee Grand Travers Regional Land Conservancy, since 1991, chairman 1996-1998. Regent National Eagle Scout Association (life).

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Society Automotive Engineers, Defense Preparedness Association, American Security Council, United States Navy League, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Connections

Married Jean Austin Wolfe, August 24, 1944. Children: Ronald W., Gary R., Ann E.

father:
David W. Edwards

mother:
Ruby M. (Nutting) Edwards

spouse:
Jean Austin Wolfe

child:
Ronald W. Edwards

child:
Gary R. Edwards

child:
Ann E. Edwards