is reporting that Frank Weber, the former lead engineer on the
, has taken a position with
. Weber was serving as the head of product planning for the
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
, though he's also expected to work heavily with the company's EfficientDynamics program. We'd be awfully surprised if his experience with
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
. 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.
cited anonymous sources close to the situation for the report.
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