SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting

January 25-27, 2017

Washington, D.C., USA

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

General Chairman

Stephane Thiriez We are proud to announce Stephane Thiriez as the General Chairman for the SAE International 2017 Government/Industry Meeting. Stephane Thiriez is Senior Manager at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America (MRDA), responsible for the Safety Regulatory Affairs and Certification group, the Safety Engineering group, and the Advanced Vehicle Electronic group. He is also Chief Engineer for North America Product Strategy. Mr. Thiriez is the primary liaison for safety regulatory, certification, compliance and consumer information matters between Mitsubishi Motors Japan and US government agencies, manufacturer trade association, and other vehicle manufactures. Mr. Thiriez joined Mitsubishi Motors in August 2007. Before joining Mitsubishi Motors, Mr. Thiriez worked for General Motors in the advance safety and vehicle integration group. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in controls systems from the George Washington University, and an MBA from Virginia Tech.


Executive Leaders
  • Mitsubishi

Gold Sponsors
  • Auto Alliance

Silver Sponsors
  • Volkswagen

Bronze Sponsors
  • Delphi
  • Honda
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Novation

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