Volkswagen Team Member Named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year Share Comments — Alexander Faupel recognized during Chattanooga E-Week — Chattanooga, Tn. – In a ceremony at the Chattanoogan on Thursday night, the Chattanooga Engineers Society presented Alexander Faupel with the 2016 Chattanooga Area E-Week Young Engineer of the Year award. Faupel started his career as an Engineering Associate at the North American Engineering and Planning Center (EPC) last summer taking responsibility for exterior glass and plastic parts development. Earlier in his career he spent three months with Volkswagen in Germany to support the Midsize SUV project. “Congratulations to Alex. We are very proud and happy to have him on the EPC team,” says Dr. Matthias Erb, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Planning. “Volkswagen keeps attracting young talents who help us in our ongoing effort to develop vehicles specifically for the US market.” Alexander Faupel received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2015. The North American Engineering and Planning Center located in Chattanooga serves as a high-level research and development facility and houses product-related functions such as product engineering, innovation management, and product management. This entity joins the production, purchasing and sales efforts currently operating in the North American Region. Chattanooga E-Week is organized through the Chattanooga Engineers Society and celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. E-Week promotes STEM activities and engineering scholarships in the Chattanooga area.