SAE 2015 Transmission and Driveline Technologies Symposium

October 27-28, 2015

Plymouth, Michigan, USA

The Inn at Saint John's

Symposium Organizers

Chuck Gray Chuck Gray - Event Chair
Transmission & Driveline Engineering
Ford Motor Company

Chuck was named Director, Transmission & Driveline Engineering, in November, 2013. Previously, Chuck was the Assistant Vehicle Line Director, C Car Programs for Asia Pacific. In this position, Chuck launched the Focus in Taiwan, and the Kuga in China and Taiwan along with managing over 30 new C car programs supporting the successful launch plan of 15 by 15 for Asia Pacific.

Chuck began his career at Ford in 1991 as an NVH engineer in Product Development and was responsible for the Modular V8 Engine. In 1995, Chuck was appointed the Engine NVH Technical Specialist. He became the Section Supervisor in 1997 and then Manager of the PT NVH Department in 1999. In 2001, he transitioned to become the D&R Manager of Engine Systems. He became Manager of Fuel Systems in 2003 and then in 2004, he was named Chief Engineer for Fuel, Exhaust, AIS, and Cooling/Mounts which became a Global organization as well. In 2010, he became Chief Engineer for Core Electrification, responsible to bring the Focus Electric, and Fusion &CMAX Energi's along with our third generation Hybrids to market until November of 2012 when he was named Assistant Vehicle Line Director, C Car, Asia Pacific located in Shanghai, China.

Prior to Ford, Chuck worked at Borg Warner Automotive in Transmission components from 1982 to 1988 and Defiance Engineering Consulting 1988-1991.

Chuck holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Jim Borgerson Jim Borgerson
Assistant Chief Engineer
Powertrain New RWD Transmissions

Jim Borgerson is the Assistant Chief Engineer for one of GM Powertrain's newest RWD automatic transmissions. He has more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of automatic transmission technology design and development, including CVTs, hybrids, planetary automatics, DCTs and other advanced transmission concepts. Jim has been involved in subsystem engineering, powerflow generation/evaluation, and/or transmission architecture for a number of GMPT transmission projects and programs, including GF6 (6T30) and the 8-speed RWD AT. He co-authored and presented the paper "Analytical and Test Evaluation of Planetary Gear Train Efficiency (Torque Related Losses) With Multiple Power Flow Arrangements" at the 2003 ASME International Power Transmission and Gearing Conference. Jim has more than 50 patents related to transmission subsystems and powerflow architectures and is a member of GM,s Transmission Invention Review Board. He is a two-time "Boss" Kettering Award Winner, GM's top award for technical innovation, for his work in automatic transmission technology. Jim has a BSME from Tulane University and an MSE from Purdue University. Before coming to GM, Jim served as a Naval Flight Officer for four years in one of the US Navy's Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadrons.

Scott Halley Scott Halley
Chief Engineer
The Lubrizol Corporation

Scott Halley is the Chief Engineer for Vehicle Efficiency at The Lubrizol Corporation. In this role he provides leadership support to fuel and lubricant additive developments which deliver and enable fuel efficiency for next generation vehicle requirements.

He received his engineering degree from The University of Akron in 1992 and started at Lubrizol as a test engineer in their Mechanical Testing Laboratory. His work as a test engineer spanned the range of passenger car gasoline engines, heavy duty diesel engines, and automatic transmissions (including CVT and DCT). Scott led Lubrizol's Driveline (transmission, axle, & hydraulic) testing group in Wickliffe, Ohio before completing an overseas assignment as the Manager of Lubrizol's Hazelwood, England Mechanical Testing facility.

Upon his return to Wickliffe he worked several years in the OEM Group coordinating development activities with OEMs and Tier One/Two suppliers for all areas of lubricant and fuel additives. More recently he led Lubrizol's global automatic transmission fluid business.

Jeremy W. Holt Jeremy W. Holt
Vice President

Jeremy W. Holt, Vice president is responsible for overall global sales, marketing and customer engineering activities of TREMEC. In addition plays a central role in the strategic planning and development of the TREMEC businesses currently located in Belgium, India, Mexico and having specific responsibility for US facilities and operations. He additionally has a leadership role in Business development activities including joint ventures, acquisition and divestiture activities. His wide experience in international business and network has been essential in his success in developing, manufacturing, selling or promoting of power train systems or components.

Prior to TREMEC, Jeremy held leadership roles in Advanced Powertrain and Engineering companies including Ricardo PLC (President US) a leader in engineering projects and services; Federal Mogul Piston Products ( VP Product Engineering and Marketing) a supplier of precision engine components; NxtGen Emission Controls ( CEO) a developer and supplier of patented syngas technology for emission after treatment; and Technology Management Consulting LLC ( President) a management consulting and project service company.

Jeremy has 30 years' experience in powertrain technology, operations, manufacturing, strategy, international business, engineering, and sales and marketing, in both mature public companies and start up technology firms. He is a graduate of the University of Bradford England, Holt holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with honors and also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford Management School with special focus on technology forecasting and its application to automotive powertrain.

He is a founding and active member of the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference Leadership Team and has served as a member of the SAE Fellows selection committee.

Jim Borgerson Dourra Hussein
Sr. Technical Fellow
Chrysler Powertrain

Dr. Dourra has over 30 years of industrial experience in Powertrain system design and controls and over 20 years of teaching experience. He is the first person to be named the Sr. Technical Fellow for Chrysler Powertrain. He is an active member in the SAE community; in the last 3 years he received the SAE Fellow Award, SAE 2013 Edward Cole Award and SAE 2014 McFarland Award. Dr. Dourra has 25 Patents in Powertrain system controls and many technical papers published in journals and conferences. Dr. Dourra's education consists of Ph.D., MSEE and BSEE in Electrical and computer Engineering and Master in Business.

Hong Jiang Hong Jiang
Manager & Technical Leader, Transmission/Driveline Systems
Research & Advanced Engineering
Ford Motor Company

Mr. Jiang has over 20 years of experience in Transmission and Driveline Engineering at Ford Motor Company. As the department manager & technical leader of transmission/driveline systems in Research & Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company, Mr. Jiang is currently leading the global design & development of new transmission & driveline systems including hardware, controls & calibrations for conventional transmissions and hybrid transmission/ drivelines.

Mr. Jiang began his career with Ford in 1993 as a control engineer at Transmission Engineering in Livonia, Michigan. Later on he joined Transmission/Driveline Research and Advanced Engineering organization. During his tenure with Ford, he designed & developed a number of Ford advanced transmissions, including 5/6 speed automatic transmissions, CVT/IVT and PowerShift (wet & dry) automatic transmission, especially in the control & calibration area. Mr. Jiang also led the effort to design and develop the transmission / driveline systems & controls for advanced Hybrid vehicles.

Mr. Jiang has more than 35 pending & awarded patents in the area of transmission & driveline systems & controls for conventional & hybrid vehicles.

Joseph Lemieux Joseph Lemieux
Director of Transmission, Hybrid and Electrification
IAV Automotive Engineering

Joe Lemieux is the business unit director of Transmission, Hybrid and Electrification at IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of the division in North America, including sales, operation, technology development, profit and loss. Lemieux oversees the rapid growth of the department and strategies to meet the growing fuel efficiency requirements of the automotive industry.

Prior to joining IAV in 2011, Lemieux was a senior manager at GETRAG Transmissions Corporation, where he created and led the controls, software, electronics and calibration organizations. He worked as chief engineer at Ricardo Inc., more than doubling the number of engineers, leading a team that developed electrical and control systems and developing global management strategies, among many other initiatives. As a chief technologist and system architect at Electronic Data Systems, Lemieux developed technical solutions that won new business in the automotive, medical and aerospace industries globally. For a brief time, he was principal engineer at Lucas Varity, where he created new tools that reduced development time for new Anti-lock Brake System applications and developed custom microcrontrollers. Lemieux also spent time as a program manager at both Johnson Controls Inc. and Ford, and as a senior engineer at General Motors. He has a strong background in engineering consulting for global customers and design and development of multiple hybrid systems and components. Lemieux is a member of SAE International and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). Lemieux also earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In addition, he is currently working on his PhD in automotive systems with a focus on electric, hybrid and fuel cell propulsion systems from the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

Berthold Martin Berthold Martin
Senior Manager/Specialist Advanced Transmission Engineering
Chrysler Group LLC

Berthold Martin is Senior Manager, Advanced Transmission Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC. Martin holds over 30 years in automatic transmission design/development at Chrysler as Product Engineer, Supervisor and Senior Manager/Specialist. He holds 31 Patents in automatic transmission technology and has authored 7 SAE technical papers. Martin is the Chair of the SAE Transmission & Driveline Committee and Chrysler Principal, USCAR Transmission Working Group. He is also the winner of the inaugural SAE/Timken Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award and the USCAR Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tom Mockeridge Tom Mockeridge
General Motors

BSME from Lawrence Technology University in Southfield, Michigan 28 years of automotive experience with General Motors 15+ years in the area of driveline design, development, and test Currently managing the driveline test and development area for General Motors

Joseph Mueller Joseph Mueller
Director of Engineering - NA
Magna Powertrain

Joe has 22 years of professional engineering experience. He has been with Magna Powertrain since 2006 in various engineering roles, including various Senior Manager roles and Director of Research and Technology for North America. In his current role as Director of Engineering, he leads a large team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers in the advancement and commercialization of automotive driveline systems. He also has prior engineering experience from Plug Power Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems and New Venture Gear.

Joe graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and then went on to receive an Executive Master of Business from Syracuse University. His educational experiences include a two-week seminar in Hong Kong, China and prior trainings include a focus on System Engineering following the "V" process, Six Sigma Green Belt and DFSS as well as a focus on Design for Assembly and Manufacturing.

Hamid Vahabzadeh Hamid Vahabzadeh
Vice President
Global Transmission Operations
AVL Powertrain Engineering

Dr. Hamid Vahabzadeh is the Vice President and Product Line Manager for the Global Transmission Operations at AVL Powertrain Engineering. Prior to joining AVL in February 2013, Dr. Vahabzadeh spent 30 years with General Motors. He began his career at the General Motors Research Center working on CVT and hydrostatic transmissions. Later, he took over responsibility for the entire research activities on transmissions at General Motors. In 2000, Dr. Vahabzadeh assumed worldwide responsibility for the Advanced Engineering of all transmissions and for the transmission technology strategy at General Motors Powertrain. Dr. Vahabzadeh received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. He has published numerous technical reports and patents. He is also a member of the technical committee of the SAE and CTI transmission symposiums.

Steve Wesolowski Steve Wesolowski
Senior Director of Global Advanced Engineering
Dana Holding Corporation

Throughout his 30-year career at Dana, Steve has held a number of engineering and manufacturing positions. Prior to the above, he was Global Director of Engineering for the Driveshaft Products Group responsible for all driveshaft technical initiatives, including advanced product engineering and product rationalization. Steve also held the positions of Director of Applications Engineering for the Torque Products Group of Dana's Automotive Systems Unit responsible for the development of drivetrain concepts and Director of Global Strategies for its Torque and Traction Technologies Group where his main responsibility was the coordination of strategy with Dana's global partner network.

Joachim Wolschendorf Joachim Wolschendorf
Vice President Vehicle & Driveline Engineering, Chief Technical Officer
FEV Inc.

Jochem Wolschendorf is currently Vice President Vehicle & Driveline Engineering, Chief Technical Officer, FEV, Inc. He is responsible for all vehicle and drivetrain activities for FEV in the US, including hybrid and electric vehicle developments. Mr. Wolschendorf initiated and executed the development of FEV's Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center in Auburn Hills, MI. This state-of-the-art development center includes electric motor test rigs, battery testing facilities, electric vehicle charge stations, as well as hybrid powertrain test cells.