Tadge Juechter is chief engineer-Cadillac XLR & Chevrolet Corvette, at General Motors Co.; a position he has held since 2006. Juechter has been with Corvette since 1993. His role as Total Vehicle Systems Engineer on the C5 program involved him in all aspects of the creation of the 97MY Corvette. He was also instrumental in putting the C5 Corvette Z06 on the street. In 1999, Juechter was promoted to assistant chief engineer and he held that position throughout the Corvette C6 development and launch. He currently spends his time working on continuous improvement for current Corvette models, as well as planning next-generation features and technologies. Prior to his work on Corvette, Juechter has held a number of engineering positions in Manufacturing, Product Design, R&D, and Vehicle Development. He has been with General Motors since 1977. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester (1979) and an MBA as a GM Fellow from Stanford University (1986).