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Transmission and Driveline Specialist Expands in USA

August 16, 2017

Leading consultancy extends control engineering capability at Michigan office


Farmington Hills, MI, USA, August 16th 2017 – Drive System Design (DSD) Inc. has further enhanced its control engineering capabilities with the appointment of Jason Schneider to the position of Senior Control Engineer. Schneider will spearhead the development of a transmission and driveline control group for DSD Inc. as part of Drive System Design’s ongoing expansion of its capabilities in Michigan. This will give US transmission manufacturers local access to the same level of expertise in high efficiency drivelines and transmissions, as that already provided by the company’s UK facility.


Speaking about the appointment Schneider said, “this is a unique opportunity to grow a control group within an organization, combining both new business development and the technical delivery of programs.”


Formerly with AVL Powertrain Engineering, Plymouth, MI, Schneider graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Masters of Engineering Degree in Energy Systems Engineering. This latest appointment follows a string of new appointments made by DSD on both sides of the Atlantic.


“Our expansion is being supported by recruitment in all areas and combined headcount will soon pass the 100 mark,” explained Jon Brentnall, President, Drive System Design Inc. “In Schneider’s case, he will be able to leverage his existing technical experience in algorithm development while forming relationships with new and existing customers, by delivering control projects throughout North America.”



About DSD
Drive System Design (DSD) is an award-winning engineering consultancy specialising in the engineering, development, test and control of transmission and future driveline systems.


Celebrating its tenth year of business in 2017, the company’s staff have experience working with vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1s around the world, designing new technologies and solving problems to make their products more competitive. They have the engineering, test, analysis and project management skills necessary to deliver projects to demanding timescales. Working closely with its customers through technical centres in Europe and North America, DSD is recognised as a world leading expert in driveline refinement, efficiency improvement and hybrid and electric vehicle transmissions. DSD is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.


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Richard Doherty 
+44 (0)1295 277 050


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