Joseph S. Balser

Title: President
Company: Balser & Associates
Location: Hartland, Michigan, United States

Joseph S. Balser, President at Balser & Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in automotive engineering.

Backed by five decades of eminent experience, Mr. Balser’s expertise focuses on automotive engineering and consulting for instrumentation, electronics and data analysis as the president of Balser & Associates since 2002. Prior, he served General Motors as the department manager of crash dummies from 1983 until his retirement from the company in 1998, in which he created crash dummies that are now the world standard and designed the first built-in data system. In the earlier years of his career, Mr. Balser worked in mission control systems for Ling Temco Vought in 1965 and was a junior engineering tech and battle safety engineer for General Motors in 1966. He earned an electrical engineering technical degree from the Radio Electronics Television School in Detroit, conducted coursework in electrical engineering at Lawrence Technical Institute and achieved an Associate’s degree from DEI in 1965.

Mr. Balser was inspired to enter his profession by his father, Joseph Balser Sr., who was also a developer for General Motors and built some of their futuristic cars of the old days. He attributes his success to self-motivation and his drive to make car safety the best in the world. With this sentiment, Mr. Balser has been granted numerous awards from General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a Recognition Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers in 1997. Likewise, he competed in the 2018 and 2019 Michigan Senior Olympics, earning three medals for table tennis and racquetball. To remain abreast of his industry, Mr. Balser maintains affiliation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Society of Automotive Engineers, along with various working groups for crash dummies. Notably, he offered his service in the National Guard Reserves.

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