Jelle Visser, Communications Chair
Coming out of Teacher’s College in 1963, Jelle entered GM of Canada in the Computing Dept. After successive roles including starting the Advanced Technical Development group for GM of Canada, Jelle was transferred to Detroit HQ in1977 to manage Information Technology in the Corp financial staff.
In 1980 Jelle was assigned Director of the Dayton Data Center, servicing the needs of the 5 GM Ohio divisions. In 1982 he was called back to Detroit to manage the Corporate Data Center.
After GM purchased EDS (Ross Perot’s Dallas outsourcing company) in 1985, Jelle was assigned Director of System Development for Chevrolet Motor Division. Then in 1988 to Mexico City for 6 years as General Director - EDS of Mexico, growing and serving many companies with computer and communication services as NAFTA was being introduced.
1994 saw Jelle start his last assignment in Rochester NY, after EDS won the largest ever outsourcing contract at Xerox Corp ($5 billion, 10 years), as Division VP, managing the information needs of Xerox in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, China and Hong Kong.
Jelle Retired in1999. All in all, a fun and exciting ride!
In his retirement, Jelle has served on several boards, church and service groups.