Volkswagen team member named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year
Feb 26, 2016
— Alexander Faupel recognized during Chattanooga E-Week —
Chattanooga, Tn. (February 26, 2016) – In a ceremony at the Chattanoogan on Thursday night, the Chattanooga Engineers Society presented Alexander Faupel with the 2016 Chattanooga Area E-Week Young Engineer of the Year award. Faupel started his career as an Engineering Associate at the North American Engineering and Planning Center (EPC) last summer taking responsibility for exterior glass and plastic parts development. Earlier in his career he spent three months with Volkswagen in Germany to support the Midsize SUV project.
“Congratulations to Alex. We are very proud and happy to have him on the EPC team,” says Dr. Matthias Erb, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Planning. “Volkswagen keeps attracting young talents who help us in our ongoing effort to develop vehicles specifically for the US market.”
Alexander Faupel received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2015.
The North American Engineering and Planning Center located in Chattanooga serves as a high-level research and development facility and houses product-related functions such as product engineering, innovation management, and product management. This entity joins the production, purchasing and sales efforts currently operating in the North American Region.
Chattanooga E-Week is organized through the Chattanooga Engineers Society and celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. E-Week promotes STEM activities and engineering scholarships in the Chattanooga area.
About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va.; the company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.
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