J.T. Battenberg, III
J.T. Battenberg, III, Raytown High School, Class of 1961
J.T. Battenberg, III has found success as a leader in the both automotive industry and his community. He has invested more than four decades of his life building and expanding the operations of the General Motors Corporation and the Delphi Corporation.
Battenberg worked his way up the corporate ladder serving as vice president and general manager of different divisions within the company, eventually becoming president of the General Motors Automotive Components Group Worldwide in 1994.
He retired as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Delphi Corporation, three-time recipient of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies Award.
He has been honored by the business community, receiving awards like the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Battenberg’s commitment to success extends past the corporate board room and into the community. He has lent his time and leadership to the Detroit Area Council of Boy Scouts, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and Cornerstone, which provides educational opportunities for Detroit’s inner-city youth.
Battenberg’s contributions to the automotive industry and his community make him a welcome member of the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame.