MTU Detroit Diesel Among Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest

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Named to 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Metro Detroit · Employee-nominated distinction

MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc., the North American regional headquarters for MTU Friedrichshafen, a Tognum Group company, announced today that it has been named as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Metro Detroit as defined by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). This year's competition included over 1,000 nominations representing over 400 companies.

"We are very honored and excited to be recognized as one of Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," said Patrick Kapusta, Senior Manager of Human Resources for MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. "We have always known that our employees are our greatest strength and have worked hard to develop programs to attract and retain the best people -- from application engineers to accountants to regional sales managers."

"We have been on a path of tremendous growth, doubling our headcount in the past three years," Kapusta continued. "Last year we hired 81 full-time salaried employees and we are on pace to exceed that number in 2008. The Best and Brightest distinction will undoubtedly help us attract the type of high caliber candidates that we need to continue on this path of growth."

One of the significant aspects of the Best and Brightest nomination is that it begins with an employee nomination. Once a company has been nominated, the company's human resources department is required to complete a comprehensive survey that covers areas such as communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee engagement, employee education, recognition and retention, recruitment and work-life balance.

At the same time, company employees are randomly selected to anonymously complete a confidential survey about their work environment. The results of both the HR survey and the employee surveys form the basis of the selection criteria.

This is MTU Detroit Diesel's first year as both a 101 Best and Brightest nominee and winner. According to Kapusta, "It is just the first in what we expect will be a long line of Best and Brightest distinctions."

MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is experiencing tremendous growth in its Detroit / Redford facility and is actively hiring for a multitude of open positions. For a complete list of career opportunities, please visit

About the Michigan Business & Professional Association (MBPA)
Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 160,0000 persons. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive group insurance rates. The MBPA is a sister association to the Michigan Food & Beverage Association (MFBA).

About MTU
MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is the North American regional headquarters of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, one of the world's most important providers of diesel engines and drive and propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty land and rail vehicles, and decentralized power plants. It offers a complete line of power solutions from 30 to 12,200 bhp (20 to 9,100 kW) for applications in the marine, rail, power generation, oil and gas, agriculture, mining, construction and industrial, and defense markets. MTU Detroit Diesel is part of the Tognum MTU Engines division. http://www.mtu?

About Tognum
Tognum is one of the world's leading suppliers of high speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles and of industrial drive systems as well as decentralized power plants. It is set-up in the two divisions: MTU Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems and Components. Its product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kW, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the group develops and manufactures custom-made electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems. Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to more than EUR 2.8 billion in 2007. By the end of 2007, the Tognum Group employed approximately 8,200 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 22 subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.


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