Previous Interviews

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Chuck Pfister

Director
Commercial Vehicle Project Planning & Engineering

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.
I provide leadership to the Commercial Vehicle Engineering team for the implementation of product plans for the North American market. I actively support our engineers with vehicle component and design decisions, and promote continued engineering collaboration with all of Isuzu’s departments, companies, and business partners globally.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?
By reinforcing the need to embrace transportation technology. This includes both the engineering tools to develop our products and then the finished commercial vehicle, which provides our customers with safe, reliable, and durable transport choices.

3) What do you love about your job?
Working with our talented engineering teams. The vehicle development path from concept to math and then to road is a challenge. Many people with various talents and training are needed. Experiencing the human aspects and team approach to achieving our collective design goals is enjoyable. Engineers are people too.

John Balger

Test Technician II
Powertrain and Vehicle Research & Development

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.
I run the day-to-day operations and maintenance activities for the chassis dyno lab and clean room at ITCA in Plymouth. I also provide support to other groups throughout the company as well as support out in the field when needed.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?
Our group plays an integral role in developing and certifying our medium-duty product line to provide quality products for our consumers. Happy customers mean continued employment here at ITCA.

What do you love about your job?
Versatility. We are not limited to one specific job function or role. We have the freedom to work in many different areas on a variety of different projects, resulting in continued skillset growth over the course of our careers here at Isuzu.

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Lauren Westbrook

Engineer I
Commercial Vehicle Product Planning & Engineering

1) Describe what you do in one or two sentences.
I am part of the chassis engineering team, and am responsible for several different vehicle components. I work with many other Isuzu departments to study the vehicles we are developing.

2) How do you see your job making a positive impact in the lives of others?
Almost anything you buy in stores, at markets, or online is transported by people using commercial vehicles. By making improvements to the vehicles that move all these goods, we promote more efficient commerce.

3) What do you love about your job?
I love that I get to work on a variety of different vehicle components, and I enjoy spending time studying the actual parts after they are manufactured.