FCA US Engineer Earns 2015 Black Engineer of the Year “Special Recognition Award”

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  • FCA US electrical and component integration engineering lead honored during 29th annual event
  • Award recognizes “high merit, impact on people and value to society”
  • Three additional FCA US engineers recognized as "Modern Day Technology Leaders" 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Diversity and Inclusion

CONTENT: Press Release

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2015 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Special Recognition Award to Bruce Davis, Project Chief - Electrical Systems & Components Vehicle Integration, FCA US LLC. 

Davis was honored at the 29th BEYA STEM Conference and Career Fair held February 5-6 in Washington D.C. The award honors outstanding leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. Three other FCA US engineers were honored as Modern Day Technology Leaders at the conference.

“Bruce is an accomplished engineer and outstanding leader dedicated to the creation of exceptional products,” said John Nigro, Vice President - Product Development, FCA - North America. "Bruce’s drive and technical expertise make him a valuable member of the FCA US engineering team and a respected member of his community."

Davis was appointed Project Chief - Electrical Systems & Components Vehicle Integration at FCA US in 2013. In this position, he guarantees the development of electrical components and systems ensuring they are aligned with quality, performance, timing and cost targets. He joined the Company as a cost and integration engineer in 2010.

Davis is active in the community volunteering regularly through Focus: HOPE delivering food packages to Detroit-area residents and working with his church to serve those who are sick or shut in due to or age or disability.  He also tutors math students in the Troy, Mich. Public School system.

“I owe much of who I am to the strong African-American leaders who have paved the way for my success,” Davis said. “I am inspired by these outstanding people and role models and know that it is both my responsibility and privilege to serve the community and inspire the next generation. I am very appreciative of this recognition.”

U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine also honored Modern Day Technology Leaders at the conference, “bright, high-performance, women and men shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology who demonstrate superior technical skills and leadership capability.”

The following FCA US employees earned recognition from BEYA as Modern Day Technology Leaders for 2015:                      

  • Harold Hill – Air Induction Systems Engineer
  • Felisha James – Subsystem Cost Innovation Engineer
  • Naomi Thomas – Product Lead Engineer 

FCA US has a longstanding commitment to recruiting diverse talent and supporting education initiatives for minorities in STEM.
For the past several years, FCA US has been named a top supporter of engineering programs at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Company also sponsors Great Minds in STEM™, an organization that provides scholarships to Hispanic students majoring in STEM fields.

FCA US also supports various organizations that advance women’s involvement in STEM professions, including Michigan Council of Women in Technology and the Society of Women Engineers.

In 2014, the Company partnered with Florida International University (FIU), to sponsor a STEM education initiative called “Engineers on Wheels.” Staffed by FIU students and overseen by FIU faculty, “Engineers on Wheels” brings engineering education into South Florida’s public schools, giving students exposure to hands-on experiences that may inspire their future career choices.

About U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine 
U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology provides black technology news and information about black engineering, black technology, black entrepreneurs, black engineers, black education, black minorities, Black Engineer of the Year Awards and historically black colleges and universities from black communities in U.S., UK, Caribbean, and Africa.   

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

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Keywords: Awards & Recognition | Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) | Bruce Davis | Business & Trade | Diversity & Human Resources | FCA US | Fiat Chrysler | Focus:Hope | Technology | U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine | Volunteerism & Community Engagement

CAMPAIGN: Diversity and Inclusion

CONTENT: Press Release