Tadge Juechter Interview - Z Force

Corvette Engineering Honcho Tadge Juechter On The Outrageous New ZR1

Christopher R. Phillip Feb 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)
Vemp_0902_10_z 2009_chevrolet_corvette_ZR1 Tadge_juechter 1/22

Who is Tadge Juechter?
Tadge Juechter was appointed vehicle chief engineer of the Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac XLR in July 2006. He currently spends his time working to continuously improve the current models, as well as planning the features and technologies under consideration for future models. With such responsibility, Juechter works closely with Tom Wallace, vehicle line executive and global chief engineer of GM's Performance Cars.

Juechter began his career with General Motors in 1977. Prior to his work on Corvette, he held a number of engineering positions in manufacturing, product design, research and development, and vehicle development.

Vemp_0902_21_z 2009_chevrolet_corvette_ZR1 Rear_view 2/22

In April 1993, Juechter was named total vehicle systems engineer for the fifth-generation (C5) Corvette program, where he became involved in all aspects of the cre-ation of the new-for-'97 model. He was also instrumental in bringing the C5 Z06 to fruition. In 1999, he was promoted to assistant chief engineer, and he held that position throughout the development and launch stages of the sixth-generation (C6) Corvette.

Juechter received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Rochester in 1979, and he earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1986. During his off-hours, he enjoys running, biking, skiing, and touring the USA in Corvettes.

MORE PHOTOS

VIEW FULL GALLERY

COMMENTS

subscribe to the magazine

get digital get print
TO TOP