Co-op Hall of Fame 2011

Sep 30, 2011

Three more Kettering/GMI alumni and an international advocate for experiential learning will be among those inducted into the prestigious National Co-op Hall of Fame this fall.

Kettering University has nominated four more advocates for the National Co-op Hall of Fame in 2011.

Three Kettering/GMI alumni and a special friend of the University will be inducted into the prestigious National Co-op Hall of Fame this fall.  Kettering’s nominees are being honored for their professional contributions to industry and technology, their ongoing support of experiential learning and their personal commitment to making the world a better place to live and work.

The National Co-op Hall of Fame is a showcase of the National Commission of Cooperative Education, with headquarters in Boston, Mass.  Their biographies and photographs will be published in NCCE’s 2011-2012 Best of Co-op Annual Guide this fall. Kettering’s honorees are:

Keith J. Allman
Class of 1985
B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Keith J. Allman ’85 is Masco Group vice president and president of Delta Faucet Company.  He joined Masco Corporation in 1998 as vice president of manufacturing at cabinet maker Merillat Industries.  After serving in various operation and sales roles, he was promoted in 2004 to executive vice president of operations for Masco’s Builder Cabinet Group.  Allman was appointed president of Delta Faucet Company in 2007. In 2010, he was promoted to Masco group vice president.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering and an MBA degree from the University of Michigan.

Mary T. Barra
Class of 1985
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Mary T. Barra ’85 is senior vice president, Global Product Development for General Motors. She is responsible for design, engineering, program management and quality for GM's vehicles around the world. She has also served as vice president of Global Human Resources and Global Manufacturing Engineering.  Additionally, she has previously held the position as plant manager of Detroit Hamtramck Assembly along with various other staff positions. Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a GMI co-op student, working at Pontiac Motor Division.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering and an MBA degree from Stanford University.

David L. Schlotterbeck
Class of 1970
B.S., Electrical Engineering

David L. Schlotterbeck ’70 is recently retired as chairman and CEO of CareFusion, the fifth largest medical technology company in the world.  He previously served as vice chairman of Cardinal Health and CEO for Clinical and Medical Products, a medical technology segment of Cardinal Health which he built during his tenure.  The shareholders felt the total valuation of both entities would increase if they were separated from each other. He joined Cardinal through the acquisition of his prior company, Alaris Medical Systems. During this series of events, Schlotterbeck created $11bb of shareholder value. He began his career at GM’s Frigidaire. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from GMI/Kettering and a master’s from Purdue University.

Milton J. Robinson
International Co-op Advocate
Special Consultant to the President at Kettering

Milton J. Robinson is a devoted advocate to international co-op. From 1990 to 2011, he served as a consultant to three Presidents of GMI/Kettering University. His leadership helped develop a workforce to address technology issues in Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas. He established co-op engineering positions with more than a dozen companies in those countries and created numerous scholarship opportunities. He helped Kettering train math and science teachers in the Bahamas, and he established the SECME Inc. pre-college engineering program. He is being honored in appreciation for his insightful vision and his many years of dedicated service to co-op and higher education.

Written by Patricia Mroczek