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Maryn Weimer named Center for Automotive Research's new senior associate director

Maryn Weimer has joined The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) as senior associate director, according to Giorgio Rizzoni, director of CAR.

Maryn WeimerIn this position Weimer will have responsibility for planning, directing and developing the center’s programs, while managing and providing oversight of all administrative, operational, fiscal and human resources responsibilities. She will be a key component in leading CAR in maintaining and strengthening its leadership in automotive research. Additionally she will be the center’s point of contact for business related issues internally and externally.

“We are delighted to add Maryn’s considerable experience in the private sector to the great talent pool of CAR,” says Rizzoni. “I look forward to working with her in leading the center through a new phase. The automotive and transportation industries are experiencing significant change, and Maryn’s organizational and strategic experience will serve CAR’s needs in what is clearly going to be a period of growth and consolidation.”

Weimer brings a depth of industry experience to the center. As continuous improvements standards leader at General Mills, she developed global continuous improvement strategies aimed at aligning safety, operational excellence, leadership and metrics. During her time at General Mills, she also held positions leading global and regional development initiatives to create technical solutions and drive productivity through operations, maintenance, engineering and sourcing groups.

Weimer holds a bachelor of science degree in biosystems engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.





Holly Henley, CAR communications and marketing,, 614-292-4217

Giorgio Rizzoni, director, CAR,, 614-292-5990


About Ohio State Center for Automotive Research

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. CAR research focuses on: energy, safety and the environment, aimed at improving sustainable mobility. CAR offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, research staff and industry partners. With a concentration on preparing the next generation of automotive leaders, CAR is recognized for: interdisciplinary emphasis on systems engineering, advanced and unique experimental facilities, collaboration on advanced product development projects with industry and a balance of government and privately sponsored research. More: