FEV, Inc., (FEV) a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced that two of its engineers, Thomas D’Anna, Supervisor, NVH & Driveline Systems; and David Gian, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integration; received the 2011 Research Partner Award for their work in engine and transmission benchmarking from USCAR, the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The announcement was made by Gary Rogers, FEV, Inc. president and CEO.
The Award was presented on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the USCAR 2011 Recognition Luncheon held at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich.
“USCAR, in its goal to further collaboration and the development of advanced technologies for our domestic automakers, typically partners with the best minds to conduct research programs,” said Rogers. “We are truly honored that this organization, with which we have had a longstanding relationship, has chosen to recognize two of our own.”
Dave’s 10+ years of engine benchmarking management with Engine Benchmarking Group (EBG), and Tom’s transmission benchmarking experience, including the Transmission Working Group (TWG) transfer case standard development, were highlighted by USCAR for excellence in leadership, innovation, and their dedication to the power of collaboration.
“USCAR demonstrates the power of collaboration. Your contributions have been key to the continued success of our organization and our member companies,” said USCAR executive director Stephen Zimmer in a letter addressed to the recipients.
Founded in 1992, USCAR is the collaborative automotive technology company for Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors. The goal of USCAR is to further strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative research and development. For more information, visit USCAR’s website at www.uscar.org
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle / powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The FEV Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 2,200 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV, Inc. employs approximately 350 personnel at FEV’s North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.