Al VerB.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1968. Retired VP, COO, and CEO of Automotive Components Holdings, Ford Motor Co.
After receiving his chemical engineering degree from IIT, Al Ver obtained an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1972. That year, he joined Ford Motor Company as a manufacturing process engineer before retiring in an executive capacity in 2008. As chief executive officer, Ver managed 23 component and manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico.
Ver is committed to a life of community service. He is board chairman of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and is a member of the board of directors of the Triangle Education Foundation, a nonprofit group providing leadership and resources to members of the Triangle Fraternity, open to students majoring in engineering, architecture, and the sciences.
"I really found myself at IIT and in Triangle," says Ver. "Every single thing I experienced back then contributed to the man I am today."
A recipient of an IIT 2010 Professional Achievement Award, Ver has also been honored with membership in the Triangle Fraternity Wall of Fame, as a Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Outstanding Board Member, and with the Ford Motor Company President’s Health and Safety Award.