Robert J. Schultz

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"Robert J. Schultz, in his 37-year career in the automobile industry, advanced from a project engineer at Oldsmobile to vice chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation. He retired from GM management on January 1, 1993.

"As vice chairman of General Motors from August 1990 until his retirement, Schultz was responsible for GM Hughes Electronics Corporation (GMHE), Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), and GM's Corporate Information Activity. These operations combined have more than 163,000 employees and annual sales exceeding $18 billion. For a portion of this period, he was also responsible for GM's Technical Staffs Group.

"He served as chairman and chief executive officer of GMHE, which includes Hughes Aircraft Company and Delco Electronics Corporation. Hughes is a leader in the field of defense electronics and commercial communications satellites, and Delco Electronics is a leading manufacturer of automotive electronics. EDS provided a wide range of computer services to business and government customers worldwide...

"After departing GM, in September 1993, Mr. Schultz became a member of the board of directors of OEA, Inc. and, in January 1998, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he held until the sale of the Company in April 2000. OEA, Inc. was a provider of explosively actuated devices for the aerospace industry. In June 2002, he became chairman of Advanced Electron Beams, Inc. a company that utilizes its proprietary electron beam technology to build and market unique electron beam systems for advanced manufacturing processes and environmental control. He resigned from the AEB board in October 2005. Since April 2000, he has been a member of the board of directors of MCT Corporation. MCT Corporation builds and operates cellular phone systems in Russia and Central Asia. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1992. " [1]

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  1. Robert J. Schultz, GM, accessed January 23, 2011.