GM Names Tony Roma As The Corvette’s New Chief Engineer

Will Replace Tadge Jeuchter, Who Retires After A 47-Year Career...

Corvette's New Chief Engineer, Tony Roma. (Chevrolet).

Starting July 1, Tony Roma will succeed Tadge Jeuchter as Executive Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette program. Roma, who has been with General Motors for over 30 years, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this iconic nameplate.

A Seasoned Veteran at the Helm –

Tony Roma is no stranger to high-performance vehicles. He has recently served as the chief engineer for the Cadillac Celestiq and has played a pivotal role in the development of several notable Cadillac models, including the CT5, CT6, Blackwings, and the V-Series cars. His extensive background in performance engineering makes him a natural fit for the Corvette program, according to GM President Mark Reuss. Reuss highlighted Roma’s experience and certification to drive on the Nurburgring as key qualifications for his new role.

A Legacy of Excellence –

Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter introduces the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. (Chevrolet).

Roma takes over from Tadge Jeuchter, retiring after a distinguished 47-year career with General Motors. Jeuchter has been a cornerstone of the Corvette development team since 1993 and became the car’s chief engineer in 2006. During his tenure, he oversaw the development of the C7 and C8 models and played a significant role in the upcoming C8 ZR1, set to debut this summer. Jeuchter’s contributions have cemented the Corvette’s reputation as a world-class sports car, leaving big shoes for Roma to fill.

Looking Ahead –

In his new role, Roma will lead the Corvette program and oversee GM’s luxury and performance car teams. He acknowledges the challenge ahead, stating that Jeuchter left “big shoes to fill” and emphasizing his commitment to maintaining the Corvette’s legacy. “My team and I will work every day to continue the strong legacy this nameplate deserves,” Roma said.