LIVONIA — The automotive firm Roush recently opened its first Oakland County technical center bringing expanded engineering design and development services dedicated to hybrid and electric vehicles, electric propulsion and battery systems, autonomous vehicles, advanced software development and data analytics.
“Roush is committed to expanding our engineering and analytical services both geographically and technologically,” said Evan Lyall, CEO of Roush Enterprises. “We’re well known for the breadth and depth of our automotive product development capabilities, and our new Troy Technical Center allows us to further support the transportation, military and mobility industries.”
The 44,000-square-foot development center will bring nearly 150 new jobs to the area. Currently, about 20 positions are filled.
“The new Troy location taps into the job market for professionals who live in the northern-most counties in southeast Michigan,” said Gary Rogers, vice president of advanced engineering, who will oversee the new center. “We want to find the best talent to fill our high-level positions, such as powertrain and vehicle system engineers, software developers, technicians and data scientists, and we want to keep jobs in Detroit.”
Rogers has 40 years of advanced engineering experience and serves on multiple academic and engineering boards.
The new center will serve automakers and suppliers located in Oakland County and surrounding areas. It also puts Roush closer to existing customers, such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center.
Roush, a full-service product development supplier headquartered in Livonia, has more than 4,000 employees in locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. More at www.roush.com.