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Bright Automotive Hiring for 200 Engineering and Business Development Jobs in Southeast Michigan

- Positions will focus on bringing the IDEA plug-in electric hybrid fleet vehicle to market

- Informational forum for automotive parts suppliers interested in working on the project to be scheduled for early 2011

PR Newswire

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Automotive is now hiring to fill 200 jobs in Southeast Michigan over the next year to bring its IDEA concept vehicle to market. The IDEA is an all-new, efficient, plug-in electric hybrid vehicle tailored to the needs of fleet vehicle customers. Bright Automotive's unique approach to designing and developing the vehicle focuses holistically on the total vehicle by  emphasizing the benefits of lightweight materials,  aerodynamics, system operating efficiencies and powertrain performance.

"Bright Automotive is building a team that is innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial to engineer and bring to market its  transportation solution focused on reducing fleet operating costs and improving efficiency while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of operation," said COO Mike Donoughe. "As a symbol for change in the automotive industry, our expanding company is seeking individuals who thrive in an environment of creativity, growth, and shared objectives."

The 200 positions will be based in Rochester Hills, Mich., at the new technical center the company recently announced its plans to open in 2011. Along with its operations in Anderson, Indiana, the facility will serve as the primary center for research, design and development of the IDEA.

"The state of Michigan offers a diverse talent pool primed with individuals to help us meet the needs of our business," added Sandy Fiaschetti, vice president of people development. "As a company, Bright Automotive is committed to helping retain talent in the state with positions available for recent graduates as well as seasoned professionals."

Available positions include vehicle and manufacturing engineering in the areas of design, body, interior, chassis, electrical, powertrain and vehicle development as well as key business functions such as supply chain management, information technology, sales, marketing and finance. To review and apply for job postings, visit www.brightautomotive.com/careers.

Bright Automotive also will host a series of informational forums for suppliers to engage with companies interested in working on the project and providing solutions needed to move the IDEA toward production quickly. For more information or to register for a forum, contact Bright Automotive at supplierinfo@brightautomotive.com.

About Bright Automotive

Bringing tangible products and services to business in America, Bright Automotive is developing transportation solutions to increase our nation's energy independence and get our economy back on the road to prosperity. Bright Automotive has developed the IDEA concept vehicle – a brand-new, 100-mpg plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) fleet vehicle achieving breakthroughs in platform efficiency. Additionally, Bright eSolutions offers OEMs and Tier One Suppliers premium engineering and design services along the entire automotive value chain. For more information on the IDEA and Bright eSolutions, visit www.brightautomotive.com.

SOURCE Bright Automotive

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