SAE 2013 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium

November 20, 2013

Stuttgart, Germany

Pullman Stuttgart Fontana

Committee Members

Wolfgang Bernhart Wolfgang Bernhart
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart has been working in the automotive industry for 17 years. In 1993, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe's Institute of Production Science (thesis paper on Calculation In Parallel To Development). After serving as Key Account Director Daimler at COVISINT in Amsterdam, he managed the European automotive activities at Arthur D. Little between 2003 to 2006. He has been Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH since 2007.

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhart has been working in the automotive industry for 17 years. In 1993, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe's Institute of Production Science (thesis paper on Calculation In Parallel To Development). After serving as Key Account Director Daimler at COVISINT in Amsterdam, he managed the European automotive activities at Arthur D. Little between 2003 to 2006. He has been Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH since 2007.

He consults German and international companies on topics ranging from operating processes and organizational issues to global strategic realignment. He is a specialist on development and technology topics. Wolfgang Bernhart has clients in Germany, France, Italy, Russia, the US, China, etc.

Dr. Bernhart has written various articles and lectured on various hot topics, e.g. new powertrain concepts (incl. electric and hybrid vehicles) CO2/consumption reduction, low-cost business models and challenges and opportunities in emerging markets (esp. Russia and China).

Malcolm Burwell Malcolm Burwell
International Copper Association

Malcolm Burwell is North American Technology Director for the International Copper Association. Among other programs, he runs the ICA's development program for EV induction motors. Malcolm is an electro-mechanical engineer by training. He spent over 20 years in the hands-on development of new products, technologies and processes. Malcolm has founded three technology companies and has worked for over 30 technology organizations worldwide. He is based in Boston Massachusetts.

Scott Craig Scott Craig
Infineon Technologies

As Global Account Executive at Infineon, Mr. Craig is responsible for business development at Ford Motor Company worldwide. He leads the promotion of innovation and the collaboration between the two organizations.

Mr. Craig started his career at AC Rochester and has worked for Kelsey Hayes (now TRW), FCI, and JAE prior to joining Infineon in 2003.

As Global Account Executive at Infineon, Mr. Craig is responsible for business development at Ford Motor Company worldwide. He leads the promotion of innovation and the collaboration between the two organizations.

Mr. Craig started his career at AC Rochester and has worked for Kelsey Hayes (now TRW), FCI, and JAE prior to joining Infineon in 2003.

Over the course of his 23-year career, Mr. Craig has developed a passion and expertise for business development. Through the building of strong industry relationships, innovative ideas, and global vision, he is a contributor to the automotive market at large.

Mr. Craig has been an active member of SAE since 1992. He is currently part of the Industry Leadership Coalition for SAE, a member of the Technical Council for Convergence. In addition, he serves as an organizer for the SAE Smart Grid session of World Congress, SAE Convergence Megatrends, and the SAE Advanced Safety Symposium. He is also involved in the fostering of the sciences and technology through his mentorship in FIRST for the Northville High school Robostangs - Team 548.

Mr. Craig holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Kalamazoo College and BSEE from Wayne State University.


Jay Schultz Jay Schultz
Parker Hannifin Corp.

Jay W. Schultz, Industry Market Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation; Mr. Shultz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1999. He has spent his career at Parker Hannifin holding various positions in engineering, sales, business development and product management.

Jay W. Schultz, Industry Market Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation; Mr. Shultz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1999. He has spent his career at Parker Hannifin holding various positions in engineering, sales, business development and product management. In his current role, Mr. Schultz is responsible for bringing Parker's electric machines to market, defining new product platforms and directing product engineering. He also defines key business development initiatives to increase Parker Hannifin's brand in the EV/HEV market. Jay, his wife and twin boys live in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Timothy George Thoppil Timothy George Thoppil
P3 Group

Timothy is the eMobility Competency Lead at P3 North America. He has consulted for leading North American and European automotive companies in the fields of alternative powertrains, batteries and smart grids. Timothy's areas of expertise include product and technology planning, management of cooperation and joint development programs, risk management and cost analysis.

Timothy is the eMobility Competency Lead at P3 North America. He has consulted for leading North American and European automotive companies in the fields of alternative powertrains, batteries and smart grids. Timothy's areas of expertise include product and technology planning, management of cooperation and joint development programs, risk management and cost analysis.

Prior to P3, Timothy worked with General Motors Corporation and was involved in the development of the Chevrolet Volt's battery refurbishment and repair strategy. Timothy also held various engineering and planning roles in the TVS Group, a diversified manufacturing company that produces automotive components and systems.

Timothy is a member of the SAE Secondary Battery use committee and works closely with the committee chair to define the roadmap and standards for reusing automotive batteries after their primary application. He is also actively involved in various initiatives in the Michigan area for the advancement of electric vehicle technology and talent base.


Stephen (Yizhou) Xu Stephen (Yizhou) Xu
P3 Group

Stephen (Yizhou) Xu is a Management Consultant with P3 North America, Inc. With more than 3 years' experience in the automotive industry, Stephen is specialized in market and product strategy in the areas of electric mobility and telematics/infotainment. Stephen has project experience with major U.S. and Asian OEMs in organizational structure, market entry strategy and benchmarking study.

Stephen (Yizhou) Xu is a Management Consultant with P3 North America, Inc. With more than 3 years' experience in the automotive industry, Stephen is specialized in market and product strategy in the areas of electric mobility and telematics/infotainment. Stephen has project experience with major U.S. and Asian OEMs in organizational structure, market entry strategy and benchmarking study.

He also has extensive project experience with major Tier I suppliers working on key electric/hybrid vehicle component development plan and product strategy. Currently, Stephen is leading part of the SAE-P3 electric motor study, which will be published in September 2013.

Stephen has a M.S.E in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.