1907 – 1996
Calvin J. Werner was an engineer, inventor, corporate and
community leader, and lifelong Daytonian. A product of Dayton
schools, he joined the Dayton Engineering Laboratories (Delco)
as a co-op student. After graduation from the University of Cincinnati, he began work as a design engineer for General Motor’s Delco Products Division. He quickly moved up the corporate ladder, becoming Chief Engineer, Manager of Manufacturing, General Manager at Moraine Products, Vice President and General Manager of GMC Truck and Coach Division, and Vice President and General Manager of the Cadillac Motor Car Division. He was an able manager with a gift for problem solving. His ability to improve the function of
motors led to 64 patents in the field of electric motors and controls. He received a certificate of commendation for his engineering work on generators and landing crafts used by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Werner was also active in professional organizations and local charities.