Al Oppenheiser is the man most synonymous with the Chevy Camaro. He has been the chief engineer for the fifth and sixth generations of the American sports car and is largely credited with making it the spectacular performer we know today. Now, Car and Driver reports he is going over to General Motors‘ electric vehicle team as its chief engineer, and a representative from Chevrolet has confirmed the move.
He will also reportedly be overseeing multiple models, rather than just one with the Camaro. Taking over for Oppenheiser on the Camaro program will be Mark Dickens from the Performance Variants, Parts, Accessories and Motorsports Engineering department, where he has been for 3 years. Dickens has also been the Program Engineering Manager for fifth and sixth generation Camaro, so he seems like a good choice to