The award was presented to Cowger by Mrs. Daisy T. Wu , director and president of the Shien-Ming Wu Foundation and Dwight D. Carlson , founder and former CEO of Perceptron , Inc. and member of the award selection committee at the 2001 Automotive Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City
The nomination committee felt that it is most appropriate to honor Gary in the name of Sam's foundation , said Wu
, speaking of her husband for whom the foundation is named.
...The Shien-Ming Wu Foundation , headquartered in Ann Arbor , Mich. , and established by Professor Wu's widow Daisy , is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of Professor Shien-Ming Wu by promoting research and education in manufacturing engineering
.Currently , the foundation sponsors manufacturing research conferences and a biannual distinguished lecture series , as well as a scholarship program for students of manufacturing.
Professor Wu's work also continues through the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center
and the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center he
helped found at the University of Michigan
in 1990.Sharing the same staff and laboratories , these two centers work to generate manufacturing innovations in partnership with industry and government.
To contribute to the Wu Foundation
or learn more about its activities , contact : Mrs. Daisy T. Wu
at the Shien-Ming Wu Foundation
, 415 Riverview Drive , Ann Arbor , MI 48104 or contact Professor Jun Ni , director of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center
.Information can also be found on the Internet at http : //www.wumrc.engin.umich.edu/.General Motors
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) , the world's largest vehicle manufacturer , designs , builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide.GM
also operates one of the largest and most successful financial services companies , GMAC , which offers automotive , mortgage and business financing and insurance services to customers worldwide.
In 2000 , GM
earned $5 billion on sales of $183.3 billion.