Board Member - Bruce Gump

Employer info:   Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture
                              (Packard), Warren, Ohio
Service dates:   1976 - 2009    32 years 7 months

Brief Work History

  • Sr. Engineer in Advanced Engineering 1994-2009
  • Sr. Engineer in Ignition Systems Engineering 1983-1994
  • Sr. Contact Engineer 1979-1983
  • Reliability Engineering 1976-1979

Brief Volunteer History

  • Vice-chair, DSRA - since January 2012
  • Chair, Warren OH Legislative Group
  • Boy Scouts of America – Committee Member Troop 101, Warren OH, 1999-Present
  • North-Mar C&MA Church – Deacon
  • Calvary Presbyterian Church – Deacon and Elder
  • Board of Trustees, Trumbull New Theater

Specific Skills

  • Senior engineer with good skills in organization and presentation of complicated material
  • Good computer skills
  • Public speaking:  I have testified at 5 of the 7 senate and congressional hearings on DSRA issues

Other Qualifications

  • Dedicated to our cause
  • No fear of contacting and speaking with political and community leaders
  • Lots of experience and I enjoy working with groups


Board Member - Den Black

Employer info:   Delphi Thermal, Lockport NY
Service dates:   1964 - 2001   36.4 Years

Biographical Summary

Dennis Black completed an illustrious career with General Motors and Delphi Automotive Corporation. He began his career as a General Motors Institute Co-Op Student with the General Motors Frigidaire Division. Subsequently, Mr. Black held a multitude of assignments that included: 

  • Product Design / Development Engineer 
  • Advanced Product Design Engineer 
  • Engineering Test Laboratory Supervisor
  • Superintendent for Divisional Test Operations
  • Engineering Design Supervisor - Current A/C Compressor Products
  • Manufacturing Manager - A/C Compressor Products
  • Leadership for two major Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Divisional Technology Planner
  • Chief Engineer - HVAC Business Unit
  • Chief Engineer - A/C Compressor Business Unit
  • Chief Engineer - Advanced Global HVAC Products and
  • Senior Strategist / Futurist / Innovator for Delphi Thermal Division

Mr. Black has a total of six Patents, and is the inventor of the World's First Variable Stroke A/C Compressor for Automotive Applications. This product is currently in mass production at Delphi Thermal's Global Manufacturing Facilities in Dayton, Ohio, Japan, Korea and France.


In recognition of his various creative achievements, Mr. Black has received a variety of prestigious awards which include:

  • The General Motors "Boss Kettering" Award for significant inventions
  • Charter Membership in the Delphi Automotive "Innovator's Hall of Fame"
  • Three General Motors Extraordinary Accomplishment Awards
  • The General Motors Institute Engineering Achievement Award

Mr. Black has a BSME Degree from General Motors Institute, a MSME Degree from Purdue University, an MBA Degree from the University of Dayton as well as continuing studies in the fields of Management Science, Statistics, Strategic Planning, Futures Studies and the Masters Program in Creative Studies offered by Buffalo State University.

Board Member - Mary Miller

Employer info:   Delphi AHG Needmore Rd Brake Operations,
                              Dayton, Ohio
Service dates:   1977 - 2008   31 years 2 months

Brief Work History

Organizational Learning and Development & Salaried Personnel Manager, Needmore Road Operations (2004-2008)

  • Managed all aspects of Salaried Personnel
  • Supported implementation of business strategies by delivering effective organizational development leadership and services.
  • Focus areas: organizational learning, leadership development, change management, and implementation of strategic training plan. 

Brief Volunteer History

  • Current Board Member for DSRA
  • Past Board Member for the Organizational Development Network - Miami Valley Chapter, Dayton, OH
  • Past member of Parish Council and Lector at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Kettering, OH

Specific Skills

  • HR leadership and experience. 

Other Qualifications

  • Passionate desire to win benefits for Delphi retirees.
  • Ability to work with others and build collaborative relationships supporting DSRA goals and objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Willingness to work in a transparent environment, offering an “open door” to members.


Board Member - Ron Beeber

Employer info:   Director, Delphi Corporate Affairs Staff, Troy, MI
Service dates:   1969 - 2009     40 years exactly

Brief Work History

  • Delphi Corporate Affairs Staff, director of Corporate and Government Affairs (1998-2009).
  • GM Industry-Government Relations Staff (1978-1998)
  • GM PR, assistant regional PR manager based in Cleveland (1978-83).
  • GM Public Relations Staff (1969-1978)
  • GM IGR, was registered lobbyist for GM 1983-1985, and held managerial positions dealing with PAC, grassroots lobbying, federal research and policy development, and state government relations.

Brief Volunteer History

  • Board Member, Community Foundation for Oceana County, MI.
  • Volunteer, Spectrum Hospital, Ludington, MI
  • Pentwater MI Historical Society,
  • Pentwater MI Service Club
  • Pentwater MI Chamber of Commerce
  • Pentwater Lake MI Association
  • Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan
  • Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, MI.

Specific Skills

  • DSRA Board Member and Treasurer 2011 - 2017
  • Considerable government relations and communications experience