October 16-17, 2012
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Randy Floresca, Cell and Module Test / Validation Engineer, General Motors Company
Manufacturing Project Engineer, General Motors Company Randy is a Cell and Module Test/Validation Engineer at GM's Advanced Battery Systems Laboratory. His job is to test and validate the performance of the latest battery technologies for EREV, PHEV, and HEV applications. He also gets to work with a team of young and talented engineers in the development of analysis tools to reduce lead time and provide quality data to clients. Randy's opportunity to join GM came by way of being involved with SAE International's Student Chapter Sections and Collegiate Design Series projects. He graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with his B.S. in mechanical engineering and served as the SAE International student chapter president from 2008-2010. While there, he established an award winning Rookie Formula SAE Team, a 2010 Student Organization and Most Professional Organization award winning SAE Chapter, and was also the recipient of 2010 SAE International Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award. He currently serves as the GM JumpStart Community Service Chair, SAE Detroit Social Media Vice Chair, and an SAE International Section Officer Leadership Seminar board member. He is also attending the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor for his Master's degree in Global Automotive Manufacturing Engineering.