SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting

January 20-22, 2016

Washington, D.C., USA

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

General Chairman

Reuben Sarkar We are proud to announce Reuben Sarkar as the General Chairman for the SAE International 2016 Government/Industry Meeting. Reuben Sarkar is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, He oversees EERE's Sustainable Transportation sector, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices, all with a focus to reduce our oil dependence, avoid pollution, and create jobs by designing and manufacturing alternatives to petroleum fuels and more energy efficient cars and trucks. Before joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Sarkar was leading business development and strategy for Proterra, a manufacturer of electric buses and fast charging stations, with prior leadership roles in engineering. Previously, he worked at General Motors where his most recent role was as the lead design release engineer on the first generation electric drive system of the Volt. Reuben holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA all from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.