Report: BMW hires former Chevy Volt lead engineer

Automotive News is reporting that Frank Weber, the former lead engineer on the Chevrolet Volt, has taken a position with BMW. Weber was serving as the head of product planning for the General Motors Opel and Vauxhall units, but will now field a variety of duties with his new Bavarian employer. Officially, Weber has taken up the head of vehicle architecture and integration mantle with BMW, though he's also expected to work heavily with the company's EfficientDynamics program. We'd be awfully surprised if his experience with plug-in hybrid technology didn't come into play as well.
BMW hasn't officially announced Weber's start date as of yet, thanks in part to the fact that negotiations are still on-going with Opel. We do know that the engineer will report to Klaus Draeger, head of research and development for BMW, when he does finally get started with his new employer. Automotive News cited anonymous sources close to the situation for the report.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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