asbe Awards Banquet

2022 asbe Foundation 67th annual Design Challenge and College Award Banquet

The 2022 Award Banquet was a huge success!

Pictures from the 2022 Award Banquet can be found under media.

April 26th, 2022
6:00 pm

Location:
Albert Lorenzo Cultural Center
Macomb Community College Center Campus
44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp. MI  48038

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 keynote

Thank you to our Keynote Speaker!

Josh Tavel
General Motors
Executive Chief Engineer, Battery Electric Trucks

Josh Tavel is the Executive Chief Engineer (ECE) for Battery Electric Trucks.  He leads the team responsible for creating and executing an all-new electric truck architecture, which will underpin the HUMMER EV Pickup, the recently announced Chevrolet Silverado EV, and future product….  Prior to this position, Tavel was the Executive Chief Engineer for midsize truck, commercial fleet, van and upfitter integration.

Tavel also served as the Chief Engineer of Chevrolet’s Volt, Spark EV and Bolt EV and autonomous Bolt EV.  His passion for electric vehicles developed after gaining first-hand experience on how electric vehicles can provide an exhilarating customer experience, while also creating a better world for future generations. 

His interest in automobiles began young age working alongside his father on cars.  At age 15, he started racing vehicles, by the age of 20 he was engineering for Trans Am & Grand Am racing teams.  Tavel continues to race as a SCCA Majors competitor.

Tavel began working at General Motors in 2001, as a truck quality engineer at the Janesville, WI, assembly plant.  He has held various engineering roles within Chassis and Vehicle Dynamics.  Tavel also led the GM Chassis South American team and GM’s Vehicle Dynamics, Chassis Controls, Foundation Brakes and Powertrain Integration team at the company’s Brazil Proving Grounds.  Upon returning from Brazil, Tavel led development of the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, which achieved a leading 46 mpg performance as well, as all small car vehicle performance programs. 

Tavel earned a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering & Technology from Minnesota State University and a MSE from the University of Michigan.