Andrew Brown, Jr., Vice President & Chief Technologist, Delphi
Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. is an Vice President & Chief Technologist for Delphi. His career spans 40 years and includes leadership assignments at Delphi, General Motors and Allied Signal. He progressed in the engineering field as a senior project engineer, staff development engineer, and manager of R&D. He has worked on variety of engineering and manufacturing processes and systems with an emphasis on energy systems, productivity improvement, and environmental efficiency. Brown has been an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineers, chair of the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and previous member of the SAE Foundation Board of Trustees. He was previously appointed by the NRC to serve as chair of the Committee on Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles which President Obama referenced in setting the new challenge on fuel economy. He is also the immediate past president of SAE International - where he represented 125,000 members in over 100 countries. Currently, Brown leads Delphi's corporate innovation and technology initiatives on a global basis.