Death of Robert Stempel

July 15, 1933 - May 7, 2011
Florida | Age 77

Ex-General Motors CEO dies at 77
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TOM KRISHER, The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Former General Motors Co. CEO Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77.

During his three decades at the company Stempel helped to develop many of the fuel-efficient and pollution-control technologies still in use today including front-wheel-drive cars, the catalytic converter, and even battery powered cars. Stempel...

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