Chris Cowland, Director, Advance & SRT Powertrain, Chrysler LLC

Chris Cowland is currently Director of Advanced and SRT Powertrain at Chrysler LLC, where he is responsible for future powertrain technology development and high performance powertrains for the brand. Prior to this role, Cowland was the Chief Engineer and Platform Director for the Chrysler Pentastar V6 which recently received its second WARD'S 10 Best Engine's award. Previous to his tenure at Chrysler, Chris held the position of Technical Director at two of the major Powertrain Consultants - AVL and Ricardo. Cowland started his career in the automotive industry in 1981 as an apprentice at Perkins Engines. He held a number of engine design and development positions at Perkins and Lotus before moving to the US in 1996. Chris graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Automotive Engineering from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, England.