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  • Neil was a GMI grad (BSME), and started early in his career at GM. There, he assembled and directed an engineering team responsible for the aerodynamic development of NASCAR Winston Cup cars, including the design and manufacture of stamped steel racecar body panels, composite front and rear fascias, and Lexan windshields. From there, he did a stint in a crash sled lab and went on to spend many years with DaimlerChrysler, where he focused on hard-core product development in chassis, suspensions, powertrain, and body structures. During his time there, Neil also held the Viper and NASCAR program manager posts. He then went to work at Saleen, where he managed the development of the S7, a limited-production, 200mph American Supercar. Next, Ford Motor Company hired Hannemann to run its supercar GT program. Upon completion of the GT, Neil moved on to McLaren Automotiveanother household name in the niche car industryoverseeing all aspects of engineering and technical integrity for products, including a new mid-engine sports car for Mercedes-Benz.

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