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Randy Beikmann holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor's degree in ME from Kansas State University. He worked for 34 years as an automotive engineer at the General Motors Proving Ground in Milford, MI, specializing in noise and vibration (N&V). He published numerous papers on powertrain N&V and also helped design and teach classes in it. He holds thirteen patents from his work at GM.
Now semi-retired, Randy teaches dynamics, thermodynamics, and a vehicle design course at Kettering University in Flint, MI. He enjoys driving in high performance driver education (HPDE) events, and combining his on-track data with analysis to improve his technique. He occasionally writes articles about it for Ross Bentley's Speed Secrets Weekly. He does not semi-retire well.