Stephan Tarnutzer has been named president of AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc., Plymouth, Mich. Most recently, Tarnutzer was vice president of Electronics at FEV, where he was part of the global senior executive leadership team and the global head of the Smart Vehicle Center of Excellence.
Tarnutzer has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Zurich, a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, an MBA from Oakland University, and is a graduate of the General Management Executive Leadership Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
AVL is an independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines.