17-Year Corvette Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan, Among Adds to New Motor Advisors, LLC for Automotive Product Development

Mar 22, 2011, 09:45 ET from New Motor Advisors

DETROIT, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continued effort to enhance and diversify their expert network, New Motor Advisors (a Michigan-based LLC;  http://newmotoradvisors.com ) has added Dave McLellan and Sheryl Adams to its Extended Expert Network to assist firms with automotive product development, technology application and investor due diligence assessments.  

Dave McLellan was Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette from 1975 to 1992 bringing technical innovation to the forefront, exactly where established OEMs and start-up companies find themselves today.  This is especially true for electric (BEV, PHEV) and hybrid vehicles.  Since Corvette, McLellan (an SAE Fellow) has been actively engaged on military wheeled vehicle programs and numerous hybrid electric programs. "I am excited to join this network of outstanding automotive professionals," said McLellan. "I look forward to assisting firms with implementing the kind of leading-edge innovation and technology Corvette has long been known for."

Sheryl Adams has  a successful career in automotive, ranging from dealership support to brand management, advertising and communications, most recently with Ford Motor Company.  Her achievements include creation of the Ford Custom Accessories brand.  Sheryl was also on the leading edge of telematics as Commercial Sales Manager at GM's OnStar unit and as Director of Business Development at a prior Ford / Qualcomm JV.

"We enthusiastically welcome Dave McLellan and Sheryl Adams to our expert network," said New Motor Advisors founder and president, David J. Stenson. "Our recently announced contract with AMP Electric Vehicles shows clients find value in the depth of experience we can immediately deliver as a team to their organizations, including networking into Detroit's engineering service and component suppliers."  

NMA is also moving Lincoln McGhee and Albert Steurer from its expert network into its core team of advisors.  McGhee becomes VP, Program Management, and Steurer VP, Product and Manufacturing Planning.

About New Motor Advisors

New Motor Advisors, LLC brings over 250 years of executive-level automotive product development experience to companies new to the industry or established companies with the capability but short on capacity.  New Motor Advisors can also assist automotive M&A advisors or new technology investors with due diligence evaluations.  Other potential clients may be establishing U.S. operations or developing products to enter the U.S. vehicle or part supply market.

SOURCE New Motor Advisors