FEV, Inc., the U.S. division of FEV GmbH, has announced that Dr. Patrick Hupperich has been named the president and CEO of FEV, Inc. The announcement was made upon the retirement of Gary W. Rogers. FEV Group president and CEO Prof. Stefan Pischinger made the announcement.
Dr. Hupperich’s FEV career spans a period of 25 years. He has previously held various management positions in the area of powertrain engineering and production development. In his most recent role as Vice President for FEV, Inc.’s Commercial Engines, Advanced Applications and Test Systems strategic business units, Dr. Hupperich oversaw the growth and diversification of FEV’s large and heavy-duty engine business and FEV, Inc.’s accomplishments as a general contractor and turn-key supplier of state-of-the-art test facilities. Hupperich holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen Technical University. In his new role as president and CEO of FEV, Inc., Hupperich will report to FEV group president and CEO, Prof. Stefan Pischinger. Hupperich becomes FEV, Inc.’s second president and CEO since the subsidiary was established in 1985.
“FEV is indebted to Gary for his vision and leadership,” stated Prof. Pischinger. “Gary has been instrumental in the growth of FEV’s North American business over the years. We thank him for his service and contributions to FEV globally, and look forward to the continued growth and expansion of the company’s North American business under Dr. Hupperich.”
Pischinger went on to say that FEV customers and employees should expect business to continue as usual under the direction of Dr. Hupperich. The current executive team remains in place, and customers can be assured of continuity in the innovative engineering services and technology offerings that FEV has become well known for.
“I’ve worked very closely with Gary for many years,” stated Hupperich. “Maintaining the highest quality of our services and continuing the successful implementation of our growth strategy will be straightforward for FEV, Inc. and transparent to our customers due to the experience and stability of our senior management team.”
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 2,600 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV, Inc. employs over 450 personnel in North America.