FCA US Engineer Earns 2018 Black Engineer of a Year Edward Welburn Legacy Award

Posted on 12. Feb, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

February 12, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

U.S. Black Engineer Information Technology magazine awarded a 2018 Black Engineer of a Year (BEYA) Edward Welburn Legacy Award to Eric Burnett, Automatic Transmission Chief Engineer, FCA US LLC. Burnett joins a prolonged list of FCA US technical business leaders famous over a years for their technical achievements, government skill, care and village service.

Burnett perceived his endowment during a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) Engineering Deans Power Breakfast on Feb 10 in Washington, D.C., attended by renowned HBCU engineers, deans and other distinguished leaders from industry, academia and a military. The awards breakfast was partial of a BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference that took place Feb 8-10.

“Eric has done poignant contributions to a investigate and expansion of involuntary transmissions during his 23-plus year career during a Company,” pronounced Michael Solt, Director, Automatic Transmission Engineering, FCA US LLC. “He is a rarely reputable technical personality who consistently creates tough decisions. Eric inspires and motivates others to grasp a aloft opening of themselves and for a products. He demonstrates a top impression and firmness in all he does and is a loyal item to a Company.”

Burnett was named Chief Engineer, Automatic Transmissions during FCA US in 2017. In this position, he is a singular indicate of hit in a expansion of 8-speed rear-wheel-drive transmissions used in FCA US vehicles sole in North America. Prior to his stream role, Burnett was Chief Engineer, Purchased Light Duty Transmissions, FCA US LLC.

Burnett graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in automatic engineering in 1994 and entered a prestigious Chrysler Institute of Engineering (CIE) program, a two-year technical care expansion module during FCA US. While in a CIE program, Burnett warranted his Master of Science in automatic engineering from Oakland University in 1996.

Burnett is a member of a Society of Automotive Engineers and a visit presenter during a organization’s conferences.

“It is a extensive respect to accept approval for my accomplishments,” Burnett said. “I truly owe it all to my family and peers that have facilitated my continued expansion and common in my successes. It is my payoff and shortcoming to share my life lessons with a village and a subsequent era of African-American leaders.”

U.S. Black Engineer Information Technology magazine also respected Modern Day Technology Leaders during a conference, “bright, high-performance women and organisation moulding a destiny of engineering, science, and record who denote higher technical skills and care capability.”

The following FCA US employees warranted approval from BEYA as Modern Day Technology Leaders for 2018:                      

  • Ikpemi Sabageh, Release Engineer for Shift Systems in Chassis
  • Kahiree Gans, Assistant Chief Engineer for a Jeep® and Truck Platforms 

FCA US has a longstanding joining to recruiting different talent and ancillary STEM preparation initiatives for minorities, including ancillary organizations such as BEYA, a Society of Hispanic Professionals Engineers and others.

The Company also supports several organizations that allege women’s impasse in STEM professions, including Michigan Council of Women in Technology, a Society of Women Engineers and Inforum’s AutomotiveNEXT.

About a Edward Welburn Legacy Award
The endowment honors Edward Welburn of General Motors who, in 2003, became a initial African-American in a automotive attention to grasp a position of arch designer. Welburn was a 2015 target of a Black Engineer of a Year award.

About U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine
U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine provides news and information about black engineers, technologists and entrepreneurs, as good as information on programs such as a Black Engineer of a Year Awards and a Top Supporters of Engineering Programs during Historically Black Colleges and Universities program.
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles underneath a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. FCA US is building on a ancestral foundations of Chrysler Corp., determined in 1925 by attention idealist Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA, a seventh-largest automaker in a universe formed on sum annual car sales, is an general automotive group. FCA is listed on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a pitch “FCAU” and on a Mercato Telematico Azionario underneath a pitch “FCA.”

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