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FCA executive named a Lawrence Tech trustee

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Mitch Clauw, vice president and head of Global Pre-Programs, Program Management and Planning at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has been named a member of the Board of Trustees at Lawrence Technological University.

LTU trustees establish strategic direction, help formulate and approve major institutional policies, and hire the university’s executive team. They serve without compensation.

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Mitch Clauw. Photo courtesy FCA.


Clauw earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from LTU in 1986, and participated for two years as a co-op student.

At FCA Clauw is responsible for ensuring worldwide application of standard and robust ER&D Planning, product development timing, governance and financial processes.  His career started with various component and systems design assignments, evolving into overall vehicle assignments.

The Detroit native joined Chrysler Corporation in 1986 as a chassis packaging engineer and has advanced steadily to positions of greater responsibility, including, in 2014 to vehicle line executive – E-SUV Programs (Wrangler, Durango, Grand Cherokee-based programs); in 2011 to architecture line executive – C/D Segment Global FCA Programs; and in 2010 to chief engineer – 300/Charger/Challenger.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Clauw serve as a trustee,” said Lawrence Tech President Virinder Moudgil. “He is one of our exemplary graduates and his company is among the largest employers of LTU alumni. Manufacturing and vehicle design continue to be fields where large numbers of our students seek employment and enjoy great success.”


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