Club 3633 Profile: Ed Gliss - Tire Review Magazine

Club 3633 Profile: Ed Gliss

EdGlissEd Gliss, 27
Subjective Test Driver
Michelin North America

Ed Gliss has arguably one of the most fun jobs in the tire industry. For the past several years, Gliss has spent his days in the driver’s seat conducting tests or in the passenger’s seat riding along with guests at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds.

He enjoys the hands-on work and finds the development and testing process to be very rewarding. Gliss strives to exceed expectations, living by the motto, “Under promise, over deliver.” He also continues to expose himself to new advances in the automotive field.

Gliss got his start in the automotive industry while on the RIT team of a program called Formula SAE, where students design, manufacture and drive high-performance single-seat cars.

Throughout his five years with the program and his five years with Michelin, Gliss has learned to apply advice he once received, not to “shy away from lending a helping hand, [because] you never know when you may need some help yourself.”

 

FUN FACT: If Gliss wasn’t a test driver, he wouldn’t mind heading up to Alaska to mine gold.

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