My deepest condolences to the family of Robert Kropp, my former supervisor at Ford/Visteon. He taught me many things - writing, research, data, looking at the numbers and mostly about "change" from his Penn State classes with Dr. Ken Gray - that he shared with his co-workers. Through his dedication and commitment to the future generations - we learned that change can be a good thing on "our own terms". Ford changed, Visteon changed and people's job descriptions changed. He started the Summer Programs that brought local educators into our plant to see how a manufacturing plant was using Math, English and work teams.
Because of the many committees he initiated and participated on, I was able to make a career transition in the educational field myself after retiring from Visteon. He leaves quite a legacy and I was proud to work for him.