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This profile was last updated on 7/20/08  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Manager, Development
    Acura RDX
  • Position, Chassis Group
    Honda

Education

  • bachelor's degree , mechanical engineering
    University of Washington
Web References
Acura Chicago
www.acura.fiziarts.com, 20 July 2008 [cached]
They turned to Gary Evert, a veteran of Honda's Ohio operations, and brought him to Japan for two years to oversee the development of the Acura RDX.
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Evert, 41, who spent two years in Japan as a chassis engineer in the early 1990s and speaks Japanese fluently, initially was scheduled to run the RDX project out of Honda's U.S. headquarters in Ohio.
But when Honda assigned the development of the Civic Si sport-version of its compact to its U.S. engineers, Evert and the RDX project were relocated to Honda's Tochigi engineering center in Japan. The drive system was being developed there, as well as the turbocharged, four-cylinder engine.
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"In acceleration, we're beating the BMW X3," Evert said.
Charleston Daily Mail
dailymail.com, 4 Sept 2006 [cached]
They turned to Gary Evert, a veteran of Honda's Ohio operations, and brought him to Japan for two years to oversee the development of the Acura RDX.
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Evert, 41, who spent two years in Japan as a chassis engineer in the early 1990s and speaks Japanese fluently, initially was scheduled to run the RDX project out of Honda's U.S. headquarters in Ohio.
But when Honda assigned the development of the Civic Si sport-version of its compact to its U.S. engineers, Evert and the RDX project were relocated to Honda's Tochigi engineering center in Japan.
The drive system was being developed there, as well as the turbo-charged, four-cylinder engine.
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Boosting it Up - AutoWeek
www.autoweek.com, 9 Aug 2006 [cached]
MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- As chief engineer of the 2007 Acura RDX, Gary Evert did not always see eye to eye with his Japanese colleagues.
Evert, 41, was the lone American on the RDX development team that began work in the United States and shifted to Japan for two years.
Evert recalls some spirited debates with his teammates, particularly about the sound and performance characteristics of the new turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The RDX crossover is, after all, the first Honda or Acura model to be outfitted with a turbocharger in the United States.It goes on sale Aug. 10.
Evert, an 18-year Honda veteran, felt the team could not properly develop the turbocharged engine driving in Japan.So Evert returned to America last year with a dozen of his Japanese colleagues to test and tweak the engine on the streets of Los Angeles.
They spent two weeks riding around the city, usually after midnight to avoid the curious, to define the sound and characteristics of the engine.
They modified a gray Accord wagon to accommodate the new turbocharged, 2.3-liter engine complete with a huge hood scoop, Evert says.
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That's old-school turbos," Evert says.
Evert and his team nightly drove a specific course that took their vehicle over highways, hilly terrain, winding roads and city traffic.
Despite their attempts to go unnoticed, that didn't happen.
"The ones who noticed us most were driving the (Honda) S2000 and BMW 3 series," Evert says.
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After the test drives, Evert says his colleagues did come around to his view on smoothing the acceleration over a broader range of RPMs.
"This is the kind of turbocharger that the younger generation wants," Evert says.
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Evert considered the RDX a somewhat risky project because Acura already had the larger MDX luxury SUV with a V-6.
"But we wanted something different," he says.
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Evert swayed the team to move away from soft, "old luxury" and go with a harder, sportier suspension, heavier steering and some audible engine feedback in the cabin.
"My team also wanted a hood scoop.I didn't want one," he says.
"I was against it.I did not want a rally car.I didn't want a 'boy racer.'"
Evert, who has spent five of his 18 years with Honda working in Japan, considers his leadership role on the RDX a career highlight.
Evert earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle.He recalls graduating on a Friday and joining Honda the next Monday.
He has worked in Honda's chassis group in Japan; was body project leader for the Acura CL car in Ohio; was manager of the body group in Ohio; and was assistant project leader for the Element SUV in Ohio.
Adds Evert: "The RDX was a unique experience for me, being the only American on the team, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
The Engineer Search - American Engineering Inc - (701) 237-6013
www.the-engineer-search.com, 18 April 2005 [cached]
They turned to Gary Evert, a veteran of Honda's Ohio operations, and brought him to Japan for two years to oversee the development of the Acura RDX. ->Read More
Forming Technologies Inc.; Technology for Sheet Metal Stamping
www.forming.com, 14 May 2000 [cached]
Gary Evert Honda R&D North America Inc.
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Evert and Faucher [1] discussed the application of FAST_FORM3D technology for screening original product designs.
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