A highly respected automotive powertrain engineer and executive manager with broad experience, Robert W. Turkovich brings more than 30 years of industry-leading know-how to the DCYI team.

Mr. Turkovich has managed departments of more than 25 engineers, taking lead responsibility for the design, development, release and production support of a wide range of powertrain adaptation components. With a strong background in almost every area of powertrain engineering, from final drive to transmissions, powertrain mounting and engine components, he has the broad base of experience necessary to provide an authoritative analysis of engineering problems for DCYI clients.

While his hands-on hardware experience is vast, he has also led cost reduction efforts; established cost, weight, timing, functional and durability objectives; and led efforts to resolve pre-launch and post-launch performance issues.

A graduate of the Chrysler Institute of Technology, Mr. Turkovich became an application engineer in the final-drive engineering group in 1978. In subsequent years, he led groups responsible for front-drive powertrain components and transmission shift-linkage systems and interlocks. In the 1990s he managed drivetrain development for Chrysler’s very successful large-car platforms, and from 1999 to 2008, he served as senior manager of powertrain adaptation engineering – a role that included not only design and development responsibilities for numerous engine systems but also liaison responsibility between powertrain engineering and the platform team.

Mr. Turkovich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the same university. He retired from Chrysler in 2008 but his skills are needed in the industry, so he has graciously agreed to join the DCYI team.