SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting

January 25-27, 2017

Washington, D.C., USA

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Keynote Speakers

Christopher Grundler Christopher Grundler
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Christopher Grundler is the Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He and a staff of nearly 400 employees strive to protect public health and the environment by reducing air pollution from transportation vehicles, engines, and the fuels used to operate them. Grundler and his team establish and implement national emissions standards for transportation fuels and vehicles. OTAQ is continuously evaluating a wide variety of advanced technology strategies that have the potential to reduce harmful emissions and fuel consumption. Grundler holds a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Michigan.

Nathaniel Beuse Nathaniel Beuse
Associate Administrator, Office of Crash Avoidance
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Nathaniel Beuse works as the Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He is responsible for NHTSA’s vehicle safety research activities that are focused on achieving the agency’s mission of reducing fatalities and injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. This includes developing and conducting research on vehicle automation, cybersecurity, vehicle connectivity, and vehicle crash safety. Results of the research program support federal motor vehicle safety standards, consumer information programs, guidelines, and advance the state of the art on wide variety of vehicle programs. He is also responsible for the Vehicle Research and Test Center where a significant amount of laboratory testing and analysis occur. Prior to this role, Beuse worked as the Office Director for Crash Avoidance Rulemaking. Beuse has published and presented several technical papers dealing with occupant safety, consumer information, and vehicle design. He received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s in mechanical engineering from Marquette University.


Executive Leaders
  • Mitsubishi

Gold Sponsors
  • Auto Alliance

Silver Sponsors
  • Volkswagen

Bronze Sponsors
  • Delphi
  • Honda
  • Mazda
  • Nissan

Conference Supporters
  • United States Department of Energy
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency

Friends of the Industry
  • Automotive Safety Council
  • Daimler
  • Ford
  • Meca
  • MEMA
  • Subaru
  • Spirent