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Rodney O'Neal Wins 2002 Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award

Submitted by: Delphi Corporation

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity

Posted: Mar 28, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST


Mar. 28 /CSRwire/ - Rodney O'Neal, 48, executive vice president of Delphi Corporation (NYSE: DPH), and president of the company's Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture Sector, has been awarded the 2002 Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award winner by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

"I am honored and proud to be recognized by the National Society of Black Engineers. The NSBE is a tremendous organization and their recognition is a high point in my career," said O'Neal, who will be honored tonight at the Association's 5th Annual Golden Torch Awards (GTA) Ceremony held in Orlando, Fla.

The black-tie gala recognizes community and technical excellence in leadership among institutions, companies and individuals. The primary goal of the awards is to distinguish excellence among African American engineers, scientists and technologists.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to individuals, based on their exceptional leadership skills, professional success, academic excellence and positive impact on the African American community.

"Rodney is an outstanding role model for all of our employees, and he strives for excellence in everything," said J.T. Battenberg III, chairman, CEO and president of Delphi Corporation. "He truly is an asset to our organization."

O'Neal began his career with General Motors Corp. in 1971 as a student at General Motors Institute. At Delphi, his responsibilities include leading a sector of 110,000 employees and $10 billion in sales. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group and serves as the executive champion for Delphi's Ford customer team. O'Neal was also recently named 2002 Black Engineer of the Year at the 16th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference sponsored by the publishers of US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

O'Neal is a member of the Board of Directors of Inroads, Inc. and the Woodward Governor Company. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and serves on the advisory board for Focus: HOPE. He is also involved in a number of organizations including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Mental Illness Needs Discussion Sessions (MINDS), Music Hall and Lighthouse Community Services.

For more information about NSBE or the Golden Torch Awards, please visit their website at www.nsbe.org/gta

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