Some Nartron-GM Industry Firsts…
1971 Nartron develops Illuminated Entry System. Fisher Body high volume production. All car lines, Global FIRST. Exclusive to GM.
1978 AC/Delco Spark Plug executes a “Technology and Production Agreement” with Nartron. John Wilson, VP, initiated.
1981 GM proposes 26% purchase of Nartron. Gary Dickinson1 initiated.
Martin Caserio2 joins Nartron Board of Directors.
1982 GM Fisher Body executes “Technology and Production Agreement” with Nartron.
Rudy Schlais3 initiated.
1984 Nartron develops electronic drive-by-wire cruise control system (replaces expensive pneumatic product). Becomes very high volume in 1985. Still in production (Mexico). Global FIRST. Exclusive to GM.
1985 Nartron develops the Graphic Control Center (GCC) for GM-BOC volume production. Industry FIRST (touch screen computer in-dash). Exclusive to GM.
1986 Nartron purchase of GM-Harrison Radiator downtown Lockport plant. Thermostat and modulator product lines ($44,000,000 sales). Purchase prevented by environmental issues.
1987 AC Spark Plug (John Wilson, VP) implements BOC instrument panel production transfer from Flint to Nartron in exchange for the AC/Delco Graphic Control Center Volume Nartron production. Roger Smith4 initiated.
One of our “Firsts”!
“The linchpin” critical sensor for the new GM “Road Sensing Suspension system”. Global FIRST. Exclusive to GM. 1991
1991 Nartron develops “the linchpin” critical sensor for the new GM “Road Sensing Suspension system”. Global FIRST. Exclusive to GM.
2003 Nartron develops fuel system for Cadillac (GMX 215/245). Global FIRST. Important CAFE improvement. Industry FIRST. Exclusive to GM.
2013 Nartron’s patented iPad-like centerstack released by Cadillac (CUE) XTS and ATS. Global FIRST. Exclusive to GM. Initiated by T. Woychowski5 and T. Stevens6.
- Mr. Dickinson retired from GM as president, Delco Electronics. Prior to that position, Gary was the Group Executive in charge of GM Worldwide Engineering.
- Mr. Caserio retired in early 1982 as Group VP in charge of Allied Divisions (now Delphi).
- Mr. Schlais recently retired from GM as President-GM Asia.
- Mr. Smith was Chairman.
- Dr. Woychowski was VP Global Vehicle Programs.
- Mr. Stevens was Vice Chairman