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This profile was last updated on 11/30/98  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. David L. Acton

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters of Business Administration ( MBA
    University of Michigan
  • bachelor's degree , mechanical engineering
    General Motors Institute
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OnStar Names Acton Chief Vehicle Engineer, 30 Nov 1998 [cached]
TROY, MI - The promotion of David L. Acton as chief vehicle engineer for General Motors OnStar was announced today by Chet Huber, OnStar managing director.
Acton comes to OnStar from GM's North American Operations where he has been director of the electrical engineering center since March 1997 with responsibility for electrical product and process, and has also been chair of GM's global electrical steering committee.
In his new assignment, Acton will report directly to Huber and will work closely with Walter Dorfstatter, who has responsibility for OnStar technical systems.
A native of Detroit, Acton holds a mechanical engineering degree from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
He began his GM career in 1973 at the former Hydramatic Division and held a variety of assignments there until being named to the corporate quality and reliability department in 1981. Two years later, he was promoted to senior administrator and director for program part readiness for the 1985 "N" and 1986 "E/K" passenger cars.
Acton served as staff manager for electrical manufacturing engineering and test manager for the Allante and Reatta passenger car programs from 1985 through June 1987 when he was named manager for all Cadillac Motor Division's electrical product design processes. He was promoted to staff engineer and director of electrical engineering for Cadillac in 1991 and GM's Mid-Lux division in Flint in 1993, his position prior to being named director of GM's NAO electrical engineering center in 1997.
Board of Directors : Inside ITSA, 22 May 2008 [cached]
Dave ActonDirectorYgomi, LLCTerm: 2006-2009
SAE Press Room -- News and Press releases for media and public relations professionals [cached]
David L. Acton to Receive the 2004 SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award
David L. ActionWarrendale, PA, Feb. 16, 2005 - David L. Acton, Vice-President of Ygomi LLC, has been selected to receive the 2004 SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award.Acton, along with one other recipient, will be presented with the award at the Honors Convocation during the SAE 2005 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, April 2005.
This award recognizes the profound impact that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will have on mobility in the 21st century.Established in 1996, it distinguishes an individual or team whose outstanding technical accomplishment is judged to have significantly advanced state-of-the-art ITS.It may also recognize the author or authors of the best paper relating to the invention, design, construction, or operation of vehicle-related equipment or systems operating within an ITS context.
In April of 2004, Acton retired from General Motors and started Charter Mobile Information Inc., a company dedicated to advancing the new telematics or "connected vehicle" industry worldwide.
In January 2005, Acton became a Vice-President of Ygomi LLC.Ygomi is an international company working on strategies to improve vehicle safety and utility.They are doing this through the development of advanced vehicle electrical architectures, new vehicle data strategies, and enhanced vehicle communications capabilities.In addition to his role for Ygomi LLC, Acton is President of AMI-C (the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration), a Board member of ITS-America, and a Board member of CTEA (the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association).
Acton's last position at General Motors was Director of Global Telematics; Acton and his team helped develop the company's global telematics strategy.Formerly, he was Chief Vehicle Engineer of OnStar.At OnStar, his group was responsible for launching factory installed telematics products and services.Acton came to OnStar in 1998 from GM's North American Vehicle Operations where he had been the Director of Electrical Engineering.In this role, he was responsible for advanced electrical/electronics product and process direction for GM, including global harmonization.Prior to 1997, he held a number of assignments in Electrical Engineering, including Chief Electrical Engineer for Cadillac Motor Division, Director of Electrical Engineering for the Luxury Car Group and Director of Electrical Engineering for the Midsize and Luxury Car Groups.
Acton holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan.
Real Time Traffic, 14 June 2003 [cached]
According to AMI-C President Dave Acton, GM is proposing to lead an AMI-C Sponsored Project to develop an end-to-end test environment for the development of vehicle navigation and traffic management services.
The project would represent one of the largest collaborative efforts in U.S. history, linking automakers, suppliers, state and U.S. departments of transportation, and other agencies responsible for traffic management and traffic data.
The idea behind the project is to bring all major players together to integrate evolving vehicle needs with the U.S. road infrastructure.
According to Acton, the "Vehicle and Infrastructure Integration Project" (VII) would enable real-time traffic management.
Acton said these two activities are critical for the delivery of consumer-desired applications such as turn-by-turn directions, traffic maps and location-based services (locating the nearest hotel, restaurant, bank, etc.).
"The project will be national in scope to begin with, but will have the potential to expand to an international scope over time," Acton said.
St. Amant and Wilkerson will complete ..., 27 Sept 2011 [cached]
St. Amant and Wilkerson will complete the unexpired terms previously held by former Board of Directors Chairman Michael Doyle and Dave Acton who have both stepped down from the board.
Belcher also expressed his gratitude to outgoing board member Dave Acton, Ygomi LLC, for his excellent work on behalf of ITS America and in particular his contribution to the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration initiative.
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