Dexter, Michigan (PRWEB) April 13, 2007
Veteran DaimlerChrysler weatherseal specialist Ken Lochner has joined Jyco as an Advanced Sealing Specialist. Lochner will be based in Jyco's Michigan engineering center, where his primarily responsibility will be to analyze and consolidate global automotive industry Best Practices in thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) system design. He will then integrate appropriate Best Practices into Jyco systems and product development opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Lochner began his career in 1972 at Chrysler Defense, where he helped develop seat and auxiliary system designs for the US M1 Battle Tank. He moved to Chrysler Automotive in 1976, where he began working with weatherstrip design, and in the 1980s helped develop Chrysler's first flush glass systems. He joined the Chrysler Liberty team in 1991 and was appointed Manager of the Chrysler sealing group in 1993. He moved to Chrysler Sealing Training in 1998, where he became the Weatherstrip Leader for the DC Body Core Team.
Ken Lochner graduated from Wayne State University in 1972 with Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He resides in Allen Park, Michigan.
Since its founding in 2000, Jyco has established itself as a world leader in TPV design, engineering and process technology for automotive, heavy truck and RV weathersealing applications. The company has operations in the Belgium, Canada China, Japan, and Mexico and the United States. Jyco's global headquarters is in Dexter, Michigan.