The retired plant manager of General Motors will present “Trust Me: Building Lasting Success through Employee Engagement” at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 in Hendrix Theater at East Carolina University. The event is free and open to the public.
Lintz retired from GM in 2000 following 36 years of service, including work that helped turn a distressed GM stamping plant into one of the company’s most efficient plants worldwide.
A Flint, Michigan native, he began his career at GM after graduating from Michigan State University in 1963 and rose through several leadership positions to the manager role.
The book, “Becoming a Trustworthy Leader,” written by Dr. Aneil Mishra, the Thomas D. Arthur Professor of Leadership in the ECU College of Business, highlights Lintz’s leadership journey.
Lintz serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation’s top hospitals, where he focuses on the Quality, Safety, and Patient Experience Committee. He also serves on the Cleveland Clinic’s Audit Committee and the Research and Education Committees. He has worked for many years with the Boys Hope/Girls Hope Foundation, and he helped raise money for charity through the original “Ghostbusters” vehicle that he owned.
Dr. Stan Eakins, dean of the College of Business, said, “Bob’s leadership vision, along with his courage, humility, and authenticity, challenged the status quo at GM. We are proud to have him visit ECU and teach us how critical it is to build trust as a leader.”
The presentation is part of the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series, which brings distinguished leaders to ECU. The series was made possible by a gift from alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan of Louisville, Kentucky.
For additional information, contact Jennifer Brezina, ECU College of Business, at firstname.lastname@example.org.