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Brad Jaeger

Director of Research and Development


HQ Phone: (434) 326-0016

Email: b***@***.com


1415 Kemper Street Suite J2

Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

United States

Company Description

Edison2 combines sound physics with innovative design to produce workable and sustainable transportation solutions. Edison2's employees and partners are passionate and highly accomplished in their respective fields, with experts in automobile design, ae ... more

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Employment History

Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Mechanical Engineer

Junior Mechanical Engineering Student
Vanderbilt University

Member of Their Formula SAE Team
Vanderbilt University


Active Member
Vanderbilt University


Masters degree

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

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"Synchronous technology is helping us ...

www.majentaplm.com, 11 Nov 2015 [cached]

"Synchronous technology is helping us develop the Very Light Car in a very short timeframe," said Brad Jaeger, director of research and development at Edison2.

The original Solid Edge designs that are now being modified were created using an order-based modelling approach. There is no problem importing these into Solid Edge with synchronous technology, according to Jaeger. "Solid Edge is designed to work with both ordered or synchronous features and allows the designer to use either as needed. As an added bonus synchronous technology can also edit imported models not matter what CAD system was used to create them," he explains.
"We entered the competition expecting to build an electric or electric-hybrid vehicle," says Brad Jaeger, director of R&D (research and development) at Edison2.

The weekend before beginning ...

augustafreepress.com, 4 Oct 2015 [cached]

The weekend before beginning his second year at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, Brad Jaeger was behind the wheel of his Nissan 370Z and leading the field at the Virginia International Raceway near Danville, riding high after setting a new track record the day before.

That day, Jaeger and his teammate, B.J. Zacharias, both drivers for Doran Racing, saw their luck turn on a dime as the car ran out of fuel with a lap to go.
That combination of highs and lows - the constant balance of strategy, risk and adversity - is characteristic of racing as a sport and of Jaeger as a driver and an MBA student. It is a tough balance, but one that he feels privileged to experience.
"My racing career and my time at Darden are both very important to me," he said.
"I instantly took to terrorizing the grass," Jaeger said. "It took me about six years to finally convince my dad to let me race competitively."
At 12, Jaeger was racing go-karts in a competitive league. By 16, he was racing in the Sports Car Club of America, behind the wheel of his dad's old car, newly outfitted by father and son. By 19, he had won the championship in his first professional F2000 series and matriculated at Vanderbilt University, where he studied engineering.
The championship convinced him to keep racing, even as the demands of his coursework grew. He kept in close contact with his professors, committed to finishing his work on or ahead of time and spent his free time far differently than many undergraduates.
Fittingly, that period of challenge was followed by one of celebration: Jaeger graduated from Vanderbilt in May 2007 and, two weeks later, raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Indy Pro Series.
"That was an amazing month, achieving two very big dreams of mine," he said.
After graduation, Jaeger signed on with Doran Racing, building his career as a driver while delving into the mechanics and strategy of the sport he loves, often joining engineers and mechanics in the shop to work on the car he was about to drive.
"Having an understanding of what is going on underneath the hood and being able to talk to our team engineers has definitely been an asset throughout my career," he said. "A lot of people think of racing as a driver's sport, but so much of it is strategy and teamwork, involving everyone from the team owner, to the strategists, to the engineers and mechanics."
It was during one of those shop afternoons that Jaeger met Charlottesville entrepreneur Oliver Kuttner, a chance encounter that eventually brought him from the plains of Ohio to the mountains of Virginia, where he joined Kuttner's startup automotive company, Edison2.
At Edison2, Jaeger started as an engineer and development driver for the company's entry in the 2010 Progressive Automotive X Prize for fuel-efficient vehicles. Edison2's entry, which clocked in at over 100 MPGe, won the competition - a win that he values just as much as any in his career, especially since it drove him toward Darden. After the competition, Jaeger became Edison2's vice president of engineering and operations and oversaw the design and building of a consumer prototype based on the prize-winning model.
"As I was progressing through Edison2 and helping them commercialize the technology, I learned a lot on the go, but realized there was a lot I was missing," he said. "My engineering background gave me the quantitative understanding I needed, but I needed to know more about structuring investments and bringing in investors, and I felt that a formal business education would really help."
He didn't have to look far for a top business school. Jaeger had already worked with faculty at Darden, designing a case study of Edison2 and speaking to students about innovation. Applying to Darden was, as he put it, "a no-brainer."
So far, the school has answered his expectations and facilitated new opportunities, including a summer internship in Ford Motor Company's marketing leadership program. After graduation, Jaeger is weighing a number of opportunities, including pursuing racing full-time while starting his own venture.
"The auto industry has been my passion for my whole life, and I ultimately want to end up there," Jaeger said. "Darden has given me plenty of options. It is just a question of what makes the most sense for me to focus on."
For now, though, he is focused on this weekend's race, hoping for a final high point to end a season that is already among the highlights of his career.

Edison2 - Personnel

www.edison2.com, 28 Dec 2013 [cached]

Brad Jaeger

VP of Engineering and Operations
Brad Jaeger is a mechanical engineer and professional racecar driver. He has raced in the Indy Pro Series and driven the McDonald's Dallara Daytona Prototype for Doran Racing in the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series. Brad graduated from Vanderbilt University, receiving a B.E. degree with Honors in Mechanical Engineering. At Vanderbilt, Brad was an active member in their Formula S.A.E. team and worked with Lexmark International. After graduation, Brad worked for Doran Enterprises on the Ford GTR program. Since 2009 he has served as the Director of Research and Development for Edison2, and drove the Very Light Car in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize.

2005_pressrelease_Andersen Walko

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FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 30 - Andersen Walko Racing is pleased to announce that it will field a car for 20-year-old Brad Jaeger of Cincinnati in the 2006 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear.Jaeger, a junior mechanical engineering student at Vanderbilt University, will run the full 12-race schedule and hopes to compete for the championship.He ran half the races in 2005 with another team, and tested with AWR at Beaver Run Motorsports Park near Pittsburgh in early September.What influenced him to join Andersen Walko?

"It doesn't take long to see that they have a passion for racing," he said.
"Driver development is important to me, and Andersen Walko does more than just prepare race cars; they help with everything," Jaeger continued."Their whole program was the package that fits our needs the best."
Jaeger won the Pacific Formula 2000 Pro Series championship in 2004, recording three victories and 10 podium finishes.He also drove a Porsche GT3 in the 2004 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.He finished second in the 2003 SCCA national Sports 2000 championship, recording four podium finishes.He also competed in a Skip Barber regional series that year, taking four podium finishes and one pole.He started racing go-karts in 2001, and moved into cars in 2002 in SCCA regional Sports 2000 competition, posting seven victories and nine poles.
"We've been keeping our eyes on Brad for some time, and we're confident that he'll be a great addition to our team next year," team co-owner Dan Andersen said.


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Brad Jaeger

"We had a lot of handling issues and other problems with the car early in the weekend which put us behind the curve compared to our competitors pace, but Kevin Doran finally came up with a last-minute setup that worked quite well and we had a good car for the start of the race," said Brad Jaeger, who, along with Memo Gidley, Matteo Bobbi and Fabrizio Gollin, shared the driving duties.
Jaeger is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and recent graduate of Vanderbilt University where he was a member of their Formula SAE team.
Joining Gidley and Jaeger in the #77 car for the Rolex 24 were Matteo Bobbi and Fabrizio Gollin, both of whom are highly-experiences endurance racing drivers and veterans with Doran Racing; the duo were the team's full-time drivers in 2005-2006.
The #77 car, co-driven by Gidley and Jaeger, qualified 7th, but an off-course excursion damaged the car sufficiently to require a lengthy visit to the pits.

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