Tony Carvallo Joins STEER SMARTS as Senior Engineer

Tony Carvallo Joins STEER SMARTS as Senior Engineer | THE SHOPSTEER SMARTS has brought on Tony Carvallo to join its product development team in the role of senior engineer, the company announced.

Carvallo will primarily focus on developing products that support the expansion of the STEER SMARTS catalog, the company said.

“I’m extremely excited to start this new chapter,” said Carvallo. “I feel like I’ve found a like-minded team with an amazing culture that will allow me to thrive.”

Bringing with him a career spanning almost three decades, Carvallo spent 10 years as an engineer on Wrangler, five years with Mopar Performance, and four years on the product planning team for the Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT. From there he joined the teams at Dynatrac and later Bestop, supporting their engineering, marketing and product development efforts, the company said.

“Tony has a storied career with the Jeep brand and brings a great wealth of knowledge to our team,” said Jay Vetlhoven, brand director for STEER SMARTS. “I’m eager to see him push the boundaries, feed off of our unique culture, and develop some exciting new products.”

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