Faculty + Staff
You have come to this part of the Lawrence Technological University website to read a biography about Brad Coval. You are wondering who is Brad and what is his background.
Brad Coval has worked at FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) since 1994, although the name of the company has changed a couple of times over his career. Brad is currently a safety engineer on the RAM truck platform. His job includes vehicle impact testing focusing on occupant injury analysis, fuel system integrity testing, and structural analysis. Other jobs Brad has held at FCA include fuel systems release engineering, air induction releasing, program management, impact film analysis, and vehicle mass engineering. In addition to working at FCA, Brad has taught math at Lawrence Technological University since August 1999 as adjunct faculty. Classes taught include Technical Math 1&2, PreCalculus, Technical Calculus, and Trigonometry. Prior to working at FCA and Lawrence Tech, Brad worked at a supplier to Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors designing engine vacuum harnesses and various plastic injection molded under hood engine components.
Brad honestly understands the demands of going to school at night while working during the day. He took night classes at Lawrence Tech to earn his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering while working as an inspector and draftsman at the City of Madison Heights. Once employed at FCA (at that time Chrysler Corporation), Brad went to Oakland University, yes at night, to earn his Maters of Science in Engineering Management. Going to school at night is a tough road to drive, but it does pay off in the end, especially with the great reputation Lawrence Technological University has.
Let’s face it, all work and no play can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed; you need down time to decompress. In Brad’s down time he enjoys woodcarving (just learning and not very good at it), reading (mainly westerns), and volunteering with Great Dane Rescue Inc. since 2005. Yes, Brad has Great Danes that run up to him and meet him when he comes home. Just promise that if you take a class that Brad instructs and you find out he is not perfect, please don’t tell his dogs.