SAE 2015 Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Forum

November 4-5, 2015

Shanghai, China

Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai

Technical Program Speakers

Gary Smyth Gary Smyth
Executive Director
General Motors Corporation
Research and Development.

Dr. J. Gary Smyth is Executive Director, Global R&D Laboratories, GM Global Smyth began his career with GM in 1989 as a senior project engineer with GM Advanced Product Engineering in Warren, Michigan. He has held numerous positions in the Advanced Powertrain organization and was named Engineering Director, Advanced Propulsion System Controls in 1999, with responsibilities including advanced diesel and advanced emission development. In September 2004, he transferred to GM R&D as Director, Powertrain Systems Research Lab, where his responsibilities included directing all research and development globally for conventional and hybridized propulsion systems. In June 2010, Gary was promoted to Executive Director, North American Science Labs, GM Global R&D. A native of Northern Ireland, Smyth attended The Queen's University of Belfast (QUB). He studied Mechanical Engineering and received a B.Sc. in 1985 and a PhD in 1991. He is an active member of SAE International, including a founding member of the Executive Leadership Team for the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC).

Frank Wu Frank Wu
Greater China Country Manager

Frank Wu, Greater China Country Manager, Strategic Market Development joined Exa in January 2008. Mr. Wu has extensive expertise in developing and managing direct and indirect channels worldwide. He is Co-founder of a Market Development Organization helping companies grow business with specialization in BRIC countries. Since 1995 Frank's has developed and executed international business strategies in various industries including Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering (MCAE), Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) and packaging/Supply Chain (SCM) with responsibilities from opening new regional markets, opening international offices and establishing strong international operations in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Frank has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated with honors from both schools and is fluent in four languages: Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Robert Wagner Robert Wagner
Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center
Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab

Dr. Robert Wagner is the Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. His responsibilities include coordination and development of strategic internal and external collaborations at ORNL to better support the mission of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office. This includes the integration of ORNL expertise in high performance computing, neutron sciences, material sciences, and advanced manufacturing to accelerate the development of advanced transportation technologies. Dr. Wagner is the ORNL lead for the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Clean Vehicles, holds leadership positions with SAE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has authored more than 100 technical publications.

Sandy Murno Sandy Murno
Chief Executive Officer
Munro & Associates, Inc.

A frequent speaker and advisor to some of the world's top manufacturing executives on implementing cultural change and integrated product development strategies, Sandy Munro offers clients a wealth of perspective and a penchant for technology transfer. Although he began his career in the automotive industry and has worked extensively with global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers, his expertise cuts across virtually every segment of the manufacturing sector. With more than 40 years of experience in designing, building and processing components, Sandy brings clients an unmatched breadth of experience gained in the manufacturing and engineering environments. After beginning his career as a toolmaker, he worked his way up the ranks to designer and eventually became engineering manager at Valiant Machine Tool Co., a leading Detroit-area specialty tool company.. Sandy is the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Chairman of the Michigan Small Aircraft Transportation System (MI SATS), a board member for NCAM (National Council for Air Mobility), a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.

Steve Streater Steve Streater
Senior Product Manager
Mentor Graphics

Steve Streater is a Senior Product Manager for Mentor Graphics' Flowmaster 1D thermo-fluid, system simulation tool. He has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, working primarily in powertrain consultancy for industry experts such as Ricardo and MAHLE Powertrain. He specialized in automotive cooling system design and development, before moving to R&D program management in 2000, and subsequently to software product management in 2009. Steve studied Mechanical and Production Engineering at The University of Brighton and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2000.

Clarence Woo Clarence Woo
Executive Director
Asian Clean Fuels Association

Mr Clarence Woo has been involved in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry for the past 20 years. He started his career with Mobil Oil Singapore and has experienced numerous responsibilities within Mobil Oil. They included Technical Services, which provided technical expertise and training in the field of lubricants, fuels, and LPG. Mr Woo worked in Ethyl Corporation as Senior Area Manager managing petroleum additive sales to various countries in Asia Pacific. Mr Woo had also served as a Product Manager, Fuel Additives, where he had helped managed fuel additive sales and fuel additive developments in Asia. Mr Woo is currently the Executive Director of Asian Clean Fuels Association that supports governments and encourages industries to pursue the use of cleaner fuels for a cleaner environment through the attributes of sound science, cost effectiveness and sustainability.

Hans Mikota Hans Mikota
Head of Research and Development
Georg Fischer Automotive Business Unit

Hans Mikota is Head of Research and Development Asia of Georg Fischer Automotive Business Unit China, Suzhou. He is responsible for product development, process development as well as materials engineering for Georg Fischer Automotive in Asia. He is a member of Georg Fischer Business Unit China management team and heads the development teams for both iron sand casting as well as aluminum and magnesium high pressure die casting. Hans Mikota received a master degree in process engineering from Mining and Metallurgy University of Leoben, Austria in 1998. Prior to working for Georg Fischer in China since 2012 he has held various positions in management and engineering for Georg Fischer Automotive in Europe, both in casting technology research as well as engineering and development of lightweight chassis components.