Jacques Bajer is the president of Tire Systems Engineering, Inc. in Grosse Pointe, Michigan where he specializes in the design of advanced manufacturing systems for the economical mass production of tires, power transmission belts, lathe-cut seals and air springs.
The French-born engineer was an active participant in the evolution of the automotive and tire industry. His work at Ford Motor Company from 1955 to 1970 led to the development of the tire uniformity grading machine (1962) and the low-profile tire (1964). Bajer also was a key figure in the radialization of America.
Mr. Bajer has many patents on tire production and design. He realized that American automobiles would have to have both dramatic and subtle modifications to chassis, suspension, drive train, and body panels to fully utilize and appreciate all of the advantages of radial construction. To this end, he developed the idea of power train presence, the acoustical tuning machine technique, and the virtues of suspension compliance. His development and insistence upon true uniformity standards for tires, wheels, and manufacturing consistency have resulted in original equipment (OE) specifications that have been unchanged for nearly forty years.
Not content to rest upon his laurels, he is still advising many in the automobile and tire industry worldwide for the problems they encounter. Even now, he is at work on the development for a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for motorcycles.