Rod Kinghorn

Rod Kinghorn

kinghor3@msu.edu


School of Packaging


Topic Areas:

Health Care Packaging Immersion Experience

Rod Kinghorn retired in June 2012 as General Director of Global Security at General Motors where he was responsible for GM’s Global Security Operations. Mr. Kinghorn graduated from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Upon graduation, he worked with General Motors Security from 1974 until his retirement in a variety of positions.  In addition to security-related functions, he also held positions where he was responsible for fire protection and prevention, plant safety and worker’s compensation, employee business travel and company vehicle operations.  A majority of his assignments since 1984 for GM were in the field of investigations where he used an integrated business process to direct investigations that included: internal and external frauds, thefts, major policy violations, allegations of criminal activity, loss of proprietary information, forensic analysis of information systems, counterfeit automotive parts, health care fraud, workplace violence threats, and undercover drug operations in support of GM’s Global Operations. During his career Mr. Kinghorn’s participation in related professional organizations has included serving 10 years on the Nevada Safety Council Board of Directors, with seven years as the Vice President of Administration, Chairman of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), advisor, Secretary, President and Chairman for the Michigan Chapter of Infragard, and Chairman for the Michigan State University Identity Theft business partnership. In 2004, Mr. Kinghorn was honored as a recipient of one of the first Alumni service awards presented by the MSU School of Criminal Justice during a ceremony held in East Lansing, Michigan. Additionally, Mr. Kinghorn was an inaugural member of the A-CAPP Industry Advisory Board. Currently, he serves as an Outreach Specialist for the A-CAPP Center.

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