LIVONIA, MICH. (PRWEB) May 09, 2017 -- Roush recently opened its first Oakland County-based technical center bringing expanded engineering design and development services dedicated to hybrid and electric vehicles, electric propulsion and battery systems, autonomous vehicles, advanced software development and data analytics.
“Roush is committed to expanding our engineering and analytical services both geographically and technologically,” said Evan Lyall, CEO of Roush Enterprises. “We’re well known for the breadth and depth of our automotive product development capabilities, and our new Troy Technical Center allows us to further support the transportation, military and mobility industries.”
The 44,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art development center will bring nearly 150 new jobs to the area. Currently, about 20 positions are filled.
“The new Troy location taps into the job market for professionals who live in the northern-most counties in southeast Michigan,” said Gary Rogers, vice president of advanced engineering, who will oversee the new center. “We want to find the best talent to fill our high-level positions, such as powertrain and vehicle system engineers, software developers, technicians and data scientists, and we want to keep jobs in Detroit.” Rogers has 40 years of advanced engineering experience and serves on multiple academic and engineering boards.
“We’re thrilled to add Roush to the long list of global automotive suppliers already in Oakland County,” said L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County executive. “Our highly skilled and educated workforce and our proximity to the auto industry make us a perfect fit for Roush and its innovative research and product development.”
The new facility will service automotive original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers located in Oakland County and surrounding areas. It also puts Roush in closer proximity to existing customers, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center.
About Roush: Roush, a full-service product development supplier headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, has over 4,000 employees in facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype and manufacturing services to the mobility industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries. Roush is a subsidiary of Roush Enterprises, Inc., which is also the parent company of Roush Fenway Racing; Roush Performance, developer and manufacturer of performance vehicles and products for the automotive aftermarket; and Roush CleanTech, developer and manufacturer of alternative fuel systems for the fleet vehicle market. For more information, please visit http://www.roush.com.
Gregg Voss, Roush, http://Www.roush.com, +1 (224) 542-9530, [email protected]