Subaru Magazine Features '07 Automotive Grad

Published 04.08.2016

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James S. RiedelPersonal vehicle upgraded with professional know-howJames S. Riedel, a 2007 graduate of Penn College's automotive technology management major, is featured in the latest issue of Subaru's Drive Performance magazine for his 2006 WRX STI. "At first glance, (he) does not seem like the type to create a monster vehicle capable of flinging him around a racetrack," the article notes of Riedel, technical training development manager at Subaru of America. "A self-described closet nerd with an affable demeanor, hipster-issue beard, and undercut hair style, you might assume he uses a fixed-gear bicycle as his primary mode of transport. But this couldn’t be further from the truth ..." Riedel was a two-term president of the college's Student Government Association during his Penn College tenure, and was instrumental in establishing the Student Legacy Leadership Scholarship Fund.