Thomas K. Walker

Thomas K. Walker
  • BS Mechanical Engineering 1968

Tom Walker earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1968. He spent eight years with General Motors, then joined Volkswagen of America in 1976 as general superintendent of the assembly plant in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. From 1979-1985, he was general manager of a Volkswagen subsidiary producing air conditioning evaporator and condenser coils in Ft. Worth, Texas.

From 1985-1992, he was president and general manager of Allied-Signal Automotive Catalyst Co., a $250 million subsidiary of Allied-Signal in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He moved to ITT Automotive and his current position in 1992 as president of ITT Automotive and vice president of ITT Corporation, a global automotive supplier with 33,000 employees in 75 facilities in 19 countries. Walker is also active with the United Way, chambers of commerce and the Boy Scouts, and serves on Michigan Tech's National Advisory Board.

From 1995 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy