SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

October 6-8, 2015

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Executive Chairmen

Dan Sobic Dan Sobic
Executive Vice President
PACCAR, Inc.

Dan Sobic is Executive Vice President of PACCAR Inc. He began his career in the transportation and manufacturing industries more than 35 years ago at Tenneco Automotive. He joined PACCAR in 1990 as Peterbilt National Sales Manager for PACCAR Parts and was promoted in 2003 to Vice President of PACCAR Inc and General Manager for Peterbilt Motors Company. Mr. Sobic's previous responsibilities at Peterbilt included Assistant General Manager, General Sales Manager and Director of U.S. Region Sales. In his current position, he has corporate responsibility for Kenworth Truck Company, PACCAR Parts Division, PACCAR China and PACCAR India. Mr. Sobic is a member of PACCAR's Executive Operating Committee. Mr. Sobic holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wisconsin, as well as a post-graduate certification from Cornell University and a Masters Degree as a Sloan Fellow from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In his spare time, Dan enjoys golf, college basketball and spending time with his family.

Dr. Phil Stephenson Dr. Phil Stephenson
General Manager
PACCAR Technical Center

Dr. Philip Stephenson is General Manager, PACCAR Technical Center. He has held this position since 2012. Prior to his current position, Dr. Stephenson was Vice President, Exide Technologies. Before joining PACCAR, he worked as Director of Product Development and Engineering with A123 Energy Systems where he led engineering teams in the US and Germany. Dr. Stephenson was also Chief Engineer for product development and validation at Behr and was instrumental in the expansion of Behr's test facilities to support their North American automotive business. At the PACCAR Technical Center, Dr. Stephenson leads teams responsible for product validation of Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks and for development, calibration and testing of PACCAR Engines for North America. Dr. Stephenson earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University.