Tadge Juechter Named Automobile Magazine's Man of Year
Automobile Magazine's January 2014 issue names Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer, Man of the Year. The publication praises Tadge as not only the most eloquent engineer they've met, but also "the one who got it right."
"Corvette critics can be harsh, and those complaints are rarely unfounded. Some will contend that Chevy's engineers should not be applauded for simply fixing all the stuff that was wrong in previous versions. But Juechter's team did far more than finally bolt in decent seats..." - Automobile Magazine article
In addition to Tadge's accolade, the 2014 Corvette Stingray was named Automobile Magazine's 2014 Automobile of the Year.
Tadge Juechter with his father, Mat Juechter at the Museum on November 20, 2013 for the R8C Museum Delivery of Mat's brand new C7
On a recent visit to the National Corvette Museum, Corvette Chief Engineer
Tadge Juechter took a moment to speak with us about his 2014 Man of the
Year award from Automobile Magazine. It is no coincidence that this man’s
creation, the 2014 Corvette Stingray, also earned top honors by being
awarded the designation of Automobile Magazine’s 2014 Car of the Year.
Born in Laredo, Texas, as part of an Air Force family who frequently moved, Tadge earned degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and an MBA at Stanford. Working for GM for two summers in college convinced him of one thing: he didn't want to work at GM. Today, he considers the term "GM lifer" a badge of honor.
The introduction of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray was well received by
most, bringing in various awards and accolades, but even so, the
Automobile Magazine article states,
"Corvette critics can be harsh, and those
complaints are rarely unfounded. Some will contend that Chevy's engineers
should not be applauded for simply fixing all the stuff that was wrong in
previous versions. But Juechter's team did far more than finally bolt in
decent seats..." The article also hails the car as being full of
thoughtful engineering, innovative technology and awe-inspiring design.
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