Qualifications of Louis J. Faix
  • Mr Faix is a graduate of the GENERALS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1956. While attending that institution he was inducted into the Alpha Tau Iota National Academic Honor Society. Subsequently he successfully completed the Graduate Thesis Program at KETTERING UNIVERSITY, which has consistently ranked in the top engineering schools in the United States.


  • From 1956 through 1959 he was employed at the Chevrolet Tonawanda, New York Engine Plant and Foundry as a Junior Engineer and skilled trades Supervisor. His primary duties included design, development and operations in the conversion from traditional to fully automated manufacturing processes.


  • After being transferred to the General Motors Technical Center he first served as a Senior Designer for Chevrolet engines and automatic transmissions. In 1963 he was promoted to a Senior Design and Development Engineer for passenger car and heavy truck engines. During that period he did considerable work on high performance engines for both commercial and racing applications. In addition to his General Motors duties, he served as a Crew Chief and Manager for a racing team. In 1968 he was placed on Special Assignment to conduct Research and Development activities relating to automotive air pollution. In 1970 he was promoted to Assistant Staff Engineer with supervisory responsibility for Chevrolet’s L6 and large V8 engine design groups. In 1972 he was promoted to Staff Engineer for the purpose of creating and managing the Advanced Power Train Systems Department whose charter was to develop new engine, drivetrain, emission and electronic systems technology. In 1976 he was placed on special assignment to serve as an advisor to the Corporate Managers and staffs, serve as an analyst and Corporate spokesperson to federal and state legislatures and agencies on automotive air pollution issues and be the Corporate representative to the working committees of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Association and other industrial organizations. In 1981 he returned to Chevrolet to be a Section Manager in the that division’s Engineering Department. Special duties included quality assurance and control in engineering and manufacturing as well as the analysis and remediation of field problems. Throughout his career, he was an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and present several papers as well as being a forum member.


  • He was also an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) since 1981and built one of his own airplanes.




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