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This Young Black Aerodynamics Engineer Is Rebooting Classics At General Motors Image Credit: Black Enterprise
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This Young, Black Aerodynamics Engineer Is Rebooting Classics At General Motors

THE CHEVY BLAZER HAS GOTTEN A MAKEOVER IN 2019.

Samara Lynn

General Motors is targeting its new lineup of crossover Blazers to a younger, more diverse consumer market. And helping to lead that effort is someone who fits that demographic: Charles Muse—a 28-year-old aerodynamics engineer at General Motors.

“I’ve been a car guy since I was little,” says the Ohio State University grad who hails from Chicago. “I helped my dad restore his vehicle. I tore apart my car, broke it, fixed it, and broke it again,” says Muse.

He’s not just a “car guy,” though. Muse also participated in a number of technical programs before attending college, which he says fostered his love for aircraft and flying. He ended up studying aerospace engineering.

It was at a career fair that Muse was introduced to the idea of working with General Motors. “I always thought, ‘Oh, I’m an aerospace engineer major, I’ll go to Boeing, I’m going to go to Lockheed Martin— I’m going to work on aircraft,’” he recollects.

“And then I went to a career fair at General Motors and they said, ‘No, we have aerodynamicists. We work a lot with stringent fuel economy requirements that are coming out. We have a need for aero performance engineers.’”

Muse spoke about his passion for the new Chevy Blazer and what it took to make the car come to life.

“Overall, you can tell this vehicle has a very striking stance,&rdquo


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