ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Former General Motors executive Kenneth Baker has been named president, CEO and a member of the board of the Environmental Re-search Institute of Michi- gan.
The institute is a not-for-profit, sci- entific research and development organization in Ann Arbor.
During his 29 years with GM, Baker held several senior-level posts, including director of GM's Service Technology Group and vice president of GM Research and Development. He directed the development and launch of GM's first commercial electric car, the EV1.
Baker retired Feb. 1 as vice president and general manager of GM's Distributed Energy Business Unit. He then joined Energy Conversion Devices Inc., an electric-vehicle components company in Troy, Mich., as vice chairman and COO. Energy Conversion Devices' chairman is former GM Chairman Robert Stempel. Baker will continue as an Energy Conversion Devices board member.