Jay De Veny appointed to lead AxleTech's Global Engineering Team

Will be responsible for planning, execution and continuous improvement for the Global Engineering group.

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AxleTech International appoints Jay De Veny as Senior Director of Engineering, responsible for planning, execution and continuous improvement for the Global Engineering group. This group is aligned with the company’s Sales and Operations groups and is focused on meeting customer expectations for present and future product development.

“Jay’s appointment to lead our engineering group strengthens our competitive edge and maximizes the global engineering talent that exists at our company,” says Joe Mejaly, vice president and general manager of AxleTech. “With this strong and experienced engineering team, we’ll be able to accelerate processes, better anticipate our customers’ needs and meet their timing for vehicle launches.”

Other members of the Global Engineering group include Vincent Blanger, director of engineering services; Ken Philippi, chief engineer for the global commercial OEM market; David Edwards, chief engineer for global commercial aftermarket and brakes; and James McConville, chief engineer for new product development.

With a focus on providing global customers with quick and professional service, De Veny values the company’s strong legacy of proven and durable components. “We’ll move smartly across global boundaries with experienced knowledge of the vehicles and their applications,” he says. 

De Veny joined AxleTech International in 2003 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Engineering group. Previously, he worked in engineering for American Axle, Meritor and the U.S. Marine Corps engineering section. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.