LIVONIA, MI – August 18, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Roush announced today that industry veteran D. Mark Trostle will head their automotive design team, based out of their state-of-the art Livonia, Michigan design studio. With over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, Trostle will apply his expertise and wealth of hands-on involvement to Roush’s OEM studio projects, their Specialty Vehicle Group’s restoration, and future model programs for the Roush Performance group’s expansive line of high performance vehicles and vehicle components.
Trostle’s background includes 35 years at ASC Incorporated designing and developing specialty vehicle and products for the worldwide automotive, heavy truck, aircraft and marine industry, working extensively with domestic and global manufacturers. In addition to the extensive portfolio Trostle developed while at ASC, his projects have included design development for International Navistar Truck and design studio support for General Motors. Trostle also founded the American Speed Company, designing and developing personalized and specialty vehicles, including the renowned Speed33 Roadster. American Speed Company will continue as a parts supplier for the renowned Speed33 Roadster.
“We are delighted to make Mark Trostle a part of Roush’s design team,” said Roush Vice President Steve Sciatto. “His industry knowledge, design expertise, and OEM experience are second-to-none, and his design vision, attention to detail, and flawless execution complement Roush’s commitment to delivering our customers products of unparalleled quality.”
Gary Jurick, President of Roush Performance, echoes Sciatto’s praise for Trostle’s capabilities. “I am very excited to have Mark on the Roush team. Mark’s automotive design capabilities are well respected in the industry and I look forward to Mark helping us take the designs of our Roush products and vehicles to the next level.”
About Roush and Roush Performance
Roush, a full-service product development supplier headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, has over 2,300 employees in facilities located throughout North America. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, product development, and contract manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the consumer product, life science, and defense industries.
Roush is a subsidiary of Roush Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Roush Fenway Racing; Roush Performance, developer and manufacturer of performance vehicles and products for the automotive aftermarket; Roush CleanTech, developer and manufacturer of propane-powered trucks and vans for the fleet vehicle market; and Roush Life Sciences, developer and manufacturer of products for the healthcare and life science industries. For more information please visit www.roush.com.
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