John W. Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia American Technical Center

John Juriga has held the position of Director of Powertrain since 2006, overseeing engine and transmission design and development, along with validation and certification. For the three years prior, his focus was on the development of North American products. Prior to joining Hyundai, Juriga spent 20 years with GM designing and developing V8 passenger car engines; managing programs on V8 and V6 engine families; working on engine hardware and design, including rotating/reciprocating components, engine blocks and heads, cooling systems, and intake and fuel systems; and testing, developing, and validating V6 and V8 engines.