Title: Automotive Engineer, Consultant
Location: Milford, Michigan, United States
Richard Wilson Sr., Automotive Engineer and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
As a young man, Mr. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University in 1955. He started his engineering career as a noise and vibration engineer at General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan, where he worked for a decade before rising to the rank of safety engineer in 1965. He transitioned to General Motors Safety Research & Development Laboratory as engineer-in-charge in 1970, eventually becoming an executive engineer of General Motors Auto Safety Engineering in 1979. In 1980, he received the Safety Award and Engineering Excellence Award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 1988, Mr. Wilson became vice president of Packer Engineering, where he remained until 1994, when he started working as a consultant in the field.
As a high school student, Mr. Wilson worked at a Chevrolet dealership, where he installed accessories such as heaters and radios. This helped to develop both his skillset and interest in mechanical engineering, and pushed him to pursue his career path. He is extremely proud to have contributed to the improvement of automobile safety. Mr. Wilson is a member of the Society of American Engineers, as well as the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. He has contributed various articles to professional journals, and holds a patent in the field. As a testament to his success, experience, and influence as a mechanical engineer, Mr. Wilson was included in the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest.
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