dimanche 2 octobre 2011

David Hermance (American father of the Prius)

David W. Hermance (September 27, 1947-November 25, 2006) was an American automotive engineer called the "American father of the Prius." According to Automotive News, Hermance was considered the top American executive for alternative fuel vehicles.

Hermance joined Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in 1991 as Senior Manager in Engine Evaluation, with responsibility for evaluating North American passenger car engines. In 1992, he was promoted to General Manager of the Powertrain Department in Gardena, California where he was responsible for the development of engine and drivetrain calibrations for the North American market.

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