Delphi Scientist Shah To Head Auto Division  

TROY, Michigan - Nov. 3, 1999: Suresh Shah, senior staff scientist, a high level technical position at Delphi Automotive Systems, has been elected chairman of the International Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Division. Delphi is the world's largest automotive component manufacturing company with annual sales of approximately $ 30 billion.

Shah's position was confirmed recently at SPE Annual Technical Conference in New York City. He will chair for the year 1999-2000. The Automotive Division is one of the largest divisions of SPE, which also received an Outstanding Division Award this year.  Shah earned a doctorate in plastics engineering and polymer science from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Over the past 14 years, Shah has developed new plastics processes and material technologies at Delphi and General Motors Corporation in different capacities.

He introduced gas injection molding technology to Delphi and General Motors in 1991. This process set the trend for many automotive applications in the United States. Shah holds 16 patents, including three for the Super Plug (trade mark) door module, which has received four prestigious awards in the US and two in Europe. He was inducted into the company's Innovation Hall of Fame in 1997. He also received the GM's Presidential Council Honors award in 1998. The award, one of GM's highest honors, recognizes its employees worldwide who have shown superior originality and creativity in making significant and exemplary contributions.