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Mr. Wil Cooksey Jr.

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Phone: (901) ***-****  HQ Phone
International Council of Corvette Clubs
2625 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Memphis , Tennessee 38118
United States

Company Description: ICCC is comprised of numerous Corvette Clubs from  as far East as South Carolina and far West as Texas.  Our preamble is to promote participation in Corvette ...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science degree , electrical engineering
    Tennessee State University
  • Master's degree , industrial engineering
    University of Toledo
  • postgraduate doctorate work , mechanical engineering
    Michigan State University
  • bachelor's degree , electrical engineering
    Tennessee State University
  • graduate degree
    Michigan State University
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PRESIDENT Wilmer ..., 31 Aug 2014 [cached]
PRESIDENT Wilmer Cooksey
... Wil is the newly elected ICCC president, but not new to the position . He has led ICCC for many years previously and we are glad to have him back. He brings a wealth of knowledge, management skills, and Corvette creditability to the club. Wil was the Corvette Plant Manager from 1993 - 2008 and remains one of Corvette's most dedicated fans. He is still active in many organizations to include the National Corvette Museum. Wil has always kept at least one Corvette in his garage since 1969, now he has too many to count! he
Wil ..., 31 Aug 2014 [cached]
Wil Cooksey
Wil Cooksey Jr.
President, ICCC
ICCC is comprised of numerous Corvette
2013 Hall of Fame Induct ee (Wil Cooksey)
Seminars, 4 Nov 2009 [cached]
Featuring: John Ballard, Wil Cooksey, Dave Chrisley, Paul Graham,
Wil Cooksey
(As our second Grand Marshal, Mr. Cooksey will appear in our parade, conduct seminars, sign autographs with other celebrities and he will pick his favorite car from among the participants in our shows.)
A Man At The Heart Of The Corvette
Wil Cooksey has spent much of his life in command of the Corvette assembly plant located in Bowling Green. As plant manager for many years retiring in 2008, he made sure that Corvettes leaving the plant achieved an uncommon level of quality. He is currently Chairman of The Board of the National Corvette Museum. He has amassed a huge amount of knowledge concerning the car that captures our passion, the Chevrolet Corvette. He is truly a celebrity in the Corvette world and is known far and wide.
Wil Cooksey Long time plant manager at the GM Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Wil brings a real depth of knowledge to seminars at the NCH. He will be instructing in a seminar that focuses on the museum this year.
Corvette Action Center | History | Wilmer Cooksey, Jr., Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager [cached]
History >> Wilmer Cooksey, Jr.
Wilmer Cooksey, Jr., Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Print Friendly and PDF
Wilmer Cooksey was named plant manager of the world's only Corvette plant in February of 1993. As a lifelong fan of the car, it was a dream job come true.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Cooksey received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee State University in 1965. He earned a Master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toledo in 1972 and completed postgraduate doctorate work in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University.
A Distinguished Graduate of the Officer's Training School, Cooksey served as an executive officer in the U.S. Army Artillery, 1st Lieutenant. His last assignment was a year in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts.
Cooksey's General Motors career is the epitome of achievement, beginning with his first job as an assistant professor in industrial engineering at GMI in Flint, Michigan. In 1976 he transferred to the St. Louis plant where he held several positions before being transferred to the Doraville plant in Atlanta, GA. After working at various superintendent positions at Doraville, he was named production manager at the Fairfax plant, the position he held until his current assignment as the plant manager of Bowling Green assembly plant. Under Cooksey's direction, the Corvette has received numerous awards including "America's Best Automobile of the Year" by Automobile Magazine, "Best Premium Sports Car" by J.D. Power, and "Best Sports Car" by Money Magazine. In May of 2002, the Bowling Green Assembly Plant was awarded two prestigious awards. J.D. Power & Associates named Corvette as "Best in Segment" for the second year in a row and recognized the assembly center as North America's Silver Plant.
Cooksey takes an active role in the community. He currently serves on the boards of the National Corvette Museum, Greenview Hospital, Tennessee State University's Foundation Board of Trustees, Western Kentucky University School of Business Advisory Board, Western Kentucky University College of Education and Behavioral Science, Drug Abuse Resistance Education Advisory Council, and Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering Executive Advisory Board. Cooksey serves as the General Motors Key Executive for Tennessee State University and the Key Organization Liaison for Career Communications.
In 1997 Cooksey received the "Black Engineer of the Year President's Award. In the same year, Austin Peay University named him "Achiever of the Year" in their Focus Program. Cooksey received a Presidential Citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in recognition of exemplary experience that honors Tennessee State University. He has been honored as an Outstanding Graduate of Tennessee State and named a "Black Achiever in Industry" by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Cooksey was presented a certificate from General Motors in recognition of his dedicated service to volunteer activities. Cooksey has been featured in numerous publications including Dollars & Sense Magazine, Contempora, African Americans on Wheels, Vette, Corvette Quarterly, and Corvette Fever magazines. General Motors selected Cooksey this year as a representative for ads in Ebony and Essence highlighting GM's support in the area of diversity.
In his free time, Cooksey likes excitement. His hobbies include drag racing and flying airplanes. He resides in Bowling Green with his wife, Elizabeth, a professor at Western Kentucky University.
Board Members, 12 Feb 2010 [cached]
Wil Cooksey - Board Chairman
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