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Mr. Wil Cooksey Jr.

Plant 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 ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President

International Council of Corvette Clubs

Affiliations

Representative
National Corvette Museum

Key Organization Liaison for Talent Acquisition Group
Career Communications

Assembly Plant Manager
Tennessee State University

Vice Chairman
AMIE

Member
Father Larry's Corvette Shop

Developement Committee Chairman
TSU Foundation Board Member

Education

Central High School

Officer's Training School

electrical engineering

Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science degree

electrical engineering

Tennessee State University

Master's degree

industrial engineering

University of Toledo

Ph.D. studies

mechanical engineering

Michigan State University

graduate degree

Michigan State University

in electrical engineering from Tennessee State University in 1965 and a master s degree

industrial engineering

University of Toledo

postgraduate doctorate work

mechanical engineering

Michigan State University

Web References (196 Total References)


Black In Reality

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Wilmer Cooksey

Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) - The Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities will recognize GM Corvette plant manager Wilmer Cooksey with its Lifetime Service award for his longtime dedication to education for African Americans. The group will present the prestigious award to Cooksey, a former college professor, on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the Black Engineer of the Year Award program in Baltimore.
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The award was created especially for Cooksey, who was an assistant professor in industrial engineering at General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. before taking his first job GM manufacturing job in 1976. Cooksey held leadership positions at GM plants in St. Louis, Atlanta and Fairfax, Kan. before being named plant manager of GM's only Chevy Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky. in 1993. Under Cooksey's direction, the Corvette and the plant have won numerous awards. Cooksey, who has called running the Corvette plant his "dream job," announced his retirement effective March 1.
Cooksey serves on the Tennessee State University Foundation Board of Trustees, the Western Kentucky University School of Business Advisory Board, the Western Kentucky University College of Education and Behavioral Science, Drug Abuse Resistance Education Advisory Council and the Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Board of Directors.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Cooksey earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee State University in 1965 and a master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toledo in 1972. He completed postgraduate work in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University.
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Many of you were introduced to Wilmer "Wil" Cooksey, Jr., through our exclusive interview with him in 2003. Mr. Cooksey was named 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, Mr. 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 post graduate 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. For his efforts while in Vietnam, he was awarded the bronze medal.
Mr. 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 to his current position.
Mr. Cooksey's accomplishments are long and historic. In 1997 Cooksey received the "Black Engineer of the Year President's Award. Also in 1997, Austin Peay University named him "Achiever of the Year" in their Focus Program. He also received a Presidential Citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in recognition of exemplary experience that honors Tennessee State University. Dollars & Sense Magazine honored Cooksey in their 1998 "Salute to America's Best & Brightest Business and Professional Men and Women. Cooksey is featured on the cover of African Americans on Wheels magazine as they named the Corvette the "Best Urban Car of the Year. He has been honored as an Outstanding Graduate of Tennessee State and named a "Black Achiever in the Industry" by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
You can read Gary Johnson's exclusive 2003 interview with Mr. Cooksey below.


Wilmer Cooksey, ...

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Wilmer Cooksey, Jr. Retired Corvette Plant Manager, General Motors

Wilmer Cooksey grew up as a child in a poor neighborhood helping his single parent mother raise six sisters and brothers. He never lost sight of the challenges that faced his family and the importance of doing whatever was necessary to survive. He eventually earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from the University Of Toledo. When he first became a Corvette Plant Manager, the Corvette was suffering from poor quality and low customer satisfaction. 16 years later, Cooksey and his team achieved the highest quality and customer satisfaction ever experienced by GM. In August 29, 2013, Wilmer Cooksey was inducted into the Corvette Hall Of Fame of the National Corvette Museum. Hear first hand about his experiences, the good, the bad and everything in between! After, Mr Cooksey will be available to sign his book.


Wilmer Cooksey Jr., ...

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Wilmer Cooksey Jr., Ph.D. Plant Manager, Bowling Green Assembly Plant General Motors Corporation


We have had many great Marshals ...

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We have had many great Marshals starting with Bloomington Gold's David Burroughs, GM Plant Manager Wil Cooksey, the man who saved the Corvette Joe Speilman and Carlisle Events Lance Miller.


History

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We have had many great Marshals starting with Bloomington Gold's David Burroughs, GM Plant Manager Wil Cooksey, the man who saved the Corvette Joe Speilman and Carlisle Events Lance Miller.

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