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Automotive executive

William Willis Boddie, American automotive executive. Fulbright scholar Paris, 1967-1968; recipient Robert Fletcher prize Winn, Dartmouth College, 1994.

Background

Boddie, William Willis was born on March 23, 1945 in New York City. Son of William Willis and Mary (Delaney) Boddie.

Education

AB, Dartmouth College, 1967. Master of Science, Dartmouth College, 1969. Certified advanced management program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984.

Career

Various engineering positions, Rockwell Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh, 1969-1972; with, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, since 1972; executive engineer, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1982-1985; plant manager, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1986-1988; chief engineer, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1988-1990; program manager, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1990-1993; segment director, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1993-1994; engineering director light trucks, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, since 1995; chairman, Ford of Germany, Cologne, Germany, 1996-1997; vice president small and medium vehicle center, Ford of Germany, Cologne, Germany, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field.

Membership

President Newport School Parent Teacher Organization, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982. Vice chairman Gemini district Boy Scouts American, 1986-1987, chairman, 1987-1988, chairman budget committee, member executive board Detroit area council, since 1987, vice president, 1991-1995. President Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, 1987-1994.

Trustee Michigan Theatre Foundation, 1990-1993. Member advisory board Dartmouth College, 1992-1996. Director Verband der Deutschen Automobil-industrie, 1996-1997, Deutsche Bank Advisory Board, since 1997.

Member Detroit Society Engineers, Ann Arbor Darmouth Club (treasurer 1978-1982), Barton Hills Country Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, skiing.

Connections

Married Joan de Milt, January 1, 1970. Children: William, Laurence Brockinton.

father:
William Willis Boddie

mother:
Mary (Delaney) Boddie

spouse:
Joan de Milt

child:
William Boddie

child:
Laurence Brockinton Boddie