FEV reinforces vehicle business unit
Effective November 1, Michael Hog has accepted global responsibility as group vice president vehicle at international engineering service provider FEV. The company’s core competences include vehicle integration, chassis engineering, NVH optimization, and benchmarking. Hog will report to Dr. Ralf Marquard, COO of FEV Group Holding GmbH. The European responsibility for the vehicle business unit continues to be lead in the well-proven manner by Klaus Wolff. Hog studied aerospace technology at the University of Stuttgart. Prior to accepting his position at FEV, he held a leading position in the field of vehicle integration at a reputable engineering company.
"With Michael Hog, we have placed the global strategic management of our vehicle business unit in the hands of an experienced and extremely well-connected leader with significant vehicle and project experience," explains Professor Stefan Pischinger, President and CEO of the FEV Group. "Filling this position will add strategic expertise to the company that will allow us, on a global scale, to better meet the growing demand for comprehensive development services ranging from vehicle integration to full vehicle development."
"I consider my core task to be the strengthening of the global footprint and the expansion of the vehicle business unit,” explains Michael Hog. "The existing expertise in full vehicle development and powertrains provides an ideal basis for the development of integrated solutions."
FEV is a leading independent international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services.The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behaviour and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development.
The service portfolio is completed by tailor-made test benches and measurement technology, as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group is growing continuously and currently employs 6700 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.