Steven excels in his field because it is much more than a job.“I have had the great fortune to be able to combine my job and my hobby for most of my 32 years in the automotive industry.”
Steven is the lead vehicle dynamics and chassis specialist for all high performance vehicle derivatives created by street and racing technology at DaimlerChrysler. His recent projects include the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar, Dodge Viper SRT-10, and the Dodge Ram SRT-10.
It is Steven's innovative spirit that has fostered the completion of numerous publications and articles and has secured several patents. His writings include the DaimlerChrysler Vehicle Dynamics Engineering Book of Knowledge (1997-2003), the Vehicle Dynamics Dictionary (1984), and a series of articles in Viper Quarterly (1998-1999). Bob not only shares his knowledge through industry publications, but applies his expertise through patents. Bob has been involved in patents for the Midas high performance muffler (1975), Midas exhaust system flowbench (1976), DaimlerChrysler hydrostatic steering system (2000), and DaimlerChrysler leaf spring rear suspension power hop system (2003).
Steven also devotes a portion of his time to the grooming of young people looking to enter the automotive field. He participates in the DaimlerChrysler new engineering program and summer intern program.
Steven and his wife, Gail, reside in Canton, Michigan.
This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2005.My technology degree provided the right balance of engineering theory, applied math and science principles, and the ability to communicate ideas.