Black Engineer of the Year Awards Recognize Delphi Business Line Quality Manager
The Mississippian Joins List of Distinguished Technology Experts Honored by Program
TROY, Mich. — Terrence E. Mosley, a quality manager at Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture, Brookhaven, Miss., will receive a special recognition award for his support of education at the high-school, collegiate and graduate-school levels during the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference Feb. 14-16 in Baltimore.
The Black Engineer of the Year Awards, presented by Career Communications Group Inc., recognize individuals who have made meaningful contributions to technological innovation and have exhibited excellence in the development and delivery of such technology while making meaningful contributions to others.
Mosley, a resident of Jackson, Miss., joined Delphi in 1991 as a manufacturing supervisor and held a variety of supervisory positions in engineering, manufacturing and quality before being promoted to quality manager for Delphi’s Electrical Centers business line last April. He also serves as Delphi’s ambassador of education, volunteering with the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program at Provine High School in Jackson and holds a key position on Delphi’s university relations team, ensuring that Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has ready access to speakers, technical presenters and industry leaders. Mosley is also active with the university’s Engineering Summer Institute and is responsible for placing promising young college graduates in entry-level positions throughout Delphi.
On the graduate school side, Mosley is Delphi’s liaison on the Board of Directors of the National GEM Consortium. The National GEM Consortium is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase the numbers of advanced engineering candidates in the corporate ranks and the number of minority faculty at colleges and universities by providing fellowships to minority students majoring in engineering or science.
Mosley also represents Delphi as a member of the Delphi Corporate Recruiting Team at all graduate school activities at the National Society of Black Engineers annual conference.
Under Mosley’s leadership, 100 percent of Provine High School’s FIRST robotics team members graduate high school and 85% go on to pursue college degrees, reports Lender Luse, a science teacher at H. W. Byers High School in Holly Springs, Miss., and former FIRST robotics team mentor.
In a low-income, inner city school where 12% of students drop out before graduating and less than half of graduates go on to college, these are “very significant” achievements, Luse says. Through his involvement with FIRST Mosley not only encourages students to become involved in the robotics program, Luse says, he inspires them to think about college and motivates them to get good grades. He’s even helped them study for the ACT exam and came up with ideas on where they could find scholarship money, she adds.
Mosley’s FIRST team won the Bayou Regional Competition championship in New Orleans this past March.
“Mr. Mosley’s career can be summed up as inspirational, influential and diversified,” says Tyrone D. Taborn, chairman and chief executive officer of the awards conference. With this recognition, Mosley joins an exclusive club of technology professionals previously honored by the awards program. Among those distinguished honorees are Delphi Corp. Chief Executive Officer and President Rodney O’Neal, who was named Black Engineer of the Year in 2002; IBM Senior Executive Officer Rodney C. Adkins, senior vice president, development and manufacturing for IBM Systems and Technology Group; Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s $8.4 billion Information Systems & Global Services division; and Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mosley holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
He is a member of the Leadership Jackson class of 2000-01; was included in Outstanding Young Men of America 1997 and Outstanding College Students of America; is a recipient of the GEM fellowship, NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) Scholarship and 3M Scholarship; received the State of Louisiana Golden Rule Award for volunteer work while attending Southern University and received the East Baton Rouge Parish School District Volunteers in Public Schools Award.
Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture delivers power and signal distribution networks for today’s increasingly complex vehicles. Delphi engineers act as master architects by using proprietary design tools and software to create a virtual model of a vehicle’s E/E architecture â down to the last connector, electrical center, electronic module and wiring harness. In doing so, they evaluate the impact of various trade-offs to deliver a fully optimized E/E architecture system backed by Delphi technical centers and manufacturing facilities in 31 countries around the globe.
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