Volkswagen: Wings Did you know that every time a Volkswagen hits 100,000 miles, a German engineer gets his wings?
The founders had ultimate control, but any engineer with a good idea could take a turn at the wheel.
Enter state Rep. Jerry Madden, a conservative and an engineer by training.
early 14c., "constructor of military engines," from Old French engigneor, from Late Latin ingeniare (see engine); general sense of "inventor, designer" is recorded from early 15c.; civil sense, in reference to public works, is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "locomotive driver" is first attested 1832, American English. A "maker of engines" in ancient Greece was a mekhanopoios.