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Jay Wetzel:

provides technical direction to TekModo from his previous background which encompassed many thermoplastic developments for the automotive industry. Jay Wetzel is a retired Vice President and General Manager of General Motors Technical Centers. Mr. Wetzel has worked for General Motors for 37 years. He has been responsible for GM's North America Design Center and Engineering Centers, including vehicle development processes, math-based strategy and proving ground activities. Prior to these assignments, Wetzel served as co-founder, Vice President and director of engineering for Saturn Corporation from 1985 to 1992. At Saturn, Wetzel directed product engineering and manufacturing engineering operations and was responsible for vehicle design, development and validation. His GM career began at Pontiac Motor Division as a test engineer in 1963. In subsequent years, Wetzel progressed through a variety of engineering positions including: director of quality control; assistant chief engineer for Powertrain, chassis and vehicle development; and assistant chief engineer for body, electrical and heating ventilation and air conditioning. In 1982, he was named Pontiac director of engineering. Wetzel joined the Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada Group as director of advanced vehicle engineering in 1984.

In 1993, Wetzel received the prestigious "Engineering Quality Award" from DESIGN NEWS magazine for excellence in design, engineering and manufacturing of the Saturn line of automobiles. This award enabled Wetzel to fund 24 student scholarships at three universities for eight years. In February 1998, he was honored by the Automobile Hall of Fame with a "Distinguished Service Citation" for his successful innovation and meaningful contributions to the automotive industry. Wetzel is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and was honored for helping to create an environment where GM engineers can work collaboratively around the world through an electronic infrastructure that includes computer aided engineering initiatives. GM has appointed Wetzel to its prestigious Science Advisory Committee and will continue as an outside member.

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