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ETEC Meeting: Dennis Hopkins, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
August 8, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
- Graduated in 1976 from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) w/ BSEE degree
- Worked in automotive industry for two ‘Tier 1’ automotive OEM companies
o 1971-1976: Co-op w/ Delco Remy Division of General Motors Corporation in Anderson, IN
o 1976-1989: Employed w/ Delco Remy Division holding various jobs in Test Engineering (Design of automated inspection equipment), Quality Engineering in various manufacturing divisions, and in Product Design Engineering Section for Sensors
o 1989-Present: Employed w/ Denso Mfg Tennessee in Maryville, TN, currently in charge for Education & Development and Quality Planning for NA Denso. Scope includes technical, systems, and management/leadership training for our members. Previous experience has been Vice President of our Machinery & Tools Division, responsible for designing and building automated manufacturing & inspection equipment and dies for NA Denso Mfg Affiliates. Prior to above, was Vice President of Starter/Alternator Mfg Division responsible for production, quality, and production control sections.