SAE 2015 Government/Industry Meeting

January 21-23, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA

General Chairman

William Craven We are proud to announce William Craven as the General Chairman for the SAE International 2015 Government/Industry Meeting. William Craven is General Manager of Regulatory Affairs with Daimler's Washington DC office. In this capacity he helps develop and implement corporate strategies concerning regulatory issues including vehicle safety, emissions, fuel economy and alternative fuel vehicles. Mr. Craven has over thirty years' experience in the field of alternative fuel vehicles and government relations.

Prior to joining Daimler he was Senior Manager state relations for DaimlerChrysler and located in Sacramento, California. Vice President Marketing, Electrosource. A battery company that supported electric and hybrid electric vehicle programs of most major auto companies around the world. He also helped start and became the Associate Director of the Center for Electrochemical Systems and Hydrogen Research at Texas A&M University (TAMU). The center conducted fundamental research in alternative fuels.

William the privilege of being involved with the following activities: Eagle Scout, transportation advisor to Texas Governor Ann Richards, TAMU electric Vehicle race team, University of Michigan solar car race team, generating electricity from the flowing currents of the Florida Gulf stream, started six companies based on TAMU patented technology, reintroduction of light duty diesel vehicles in the US, Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle, FreedomCAR, 21st Century Truck, H2USA and SAE Government Industry Conference.