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David L. Acton

Business Computing Manager

General Motors Corp.

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General Motors Corp.

300 Renaissance Center

Detroit, Michigan,48265

United States

Company Description

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles unde...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President of Global Industry Partnerships

Connexis LLC


Intelligent Transportation Society of America

Chief Vehicle Engineer

OnStar Corp


Ygomi LLC


Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration

Director of the Electrical Engineering Center



Engineer and Director of Electrical Engineering



Convergence Transportation Electronics Association

Board Member

ITS America

Board Member

Charter Mobile Information Inc.



Masters of Business Administration ( MBA

University of Michigan

bachelor's degree

mechanical engineering

General Motors Institute

mechanical engineering degree

General Motors Institute

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Welcome to Connexis - Members [cached]

David L. Acton is Vice President, Global Industry Partnerships for Connexis.Mr. Acton has provided leadership to the automotive engineering and ITS industries for over 30 years.Prior to joining Connexis, Mr. Acton was General Motors' Director of Global Telematics.He also served as Chief Vehicle Engineer for OnStar, and held multiple other senior engineering positions.He is a Director of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and Chair of its Strategic Planning Committee.He is also a Director of the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association.He was the recipient, in 2005, of the SAE-Delco Electronics ITS Award for distinguished service to the ITS industry.

said Dave Acton, who owns the technology development business The Transformation Network Inc. in Owosso and served on the campaign's task force.
It's a message people such as Acton, 61, a retired General Motors chief electrical engineer who lives in Bennington Township, are spreading. "I like to say I'm an adopted son of Owosso," said Acton, who moved from Livonia in 1993. "My entire family just fell in love with Owosso." One of Acton's three children still lives in Owosso (the other two aren't far in Linden and Flint) and recently finished her nursing degree and hopes to work for Memorial Healthcare in town. Acton said through technology such as wireless communications and the Internet, younger folks and business professionals don't have to leave Owosso for commerce or good paying jobs, he said. "Why not in Owosso, instead of, 'I have to move away because I can't do it in Owosso?'" Acton asks.

Dave Acton, Vice President, Connexis LLC; former OnStar Engineer for General Motors

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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.

David Acton, President of the Transformation Network and a former General Motors telematics executive, told a SEMA seminar audience that the once-adversarial relationship between the aftermarket and OEMs in telematics/infotainment is disappearing—that vehicle manufacturers are using open architecture and just a few common data busses.
And in addition to OEM gateways, he noted that the aftermarket can add others. Further, Acton pointed to the BMW -led initiative, NGTP (Next Generation Telematics Protocol), a technology-neutral approach to the delivery of all telematics, although it's currently focused on WiFi, VoIP, and UMTS-3G (cellular).

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