December 9-10, 2014
Troy, Michigan, USA
SAE 2014 Light Duty Emission Control Symposium - Organizing CommitteeLouise Arnold
Senior Development Chemist
Johnson Matthey Louise has been with Johnson Matthey for 14 years, currently as Technology Director, North America, for the Emissions Control Technologies (ECT) Division, and before that as an experienced technology manager supporting highly successful new products for ECT Technology Centre in Royston, UK. She initially started her career with Johnson Matthey as a Process Development Chemist and progressed through various Technology management roles with increasing responsibilities. Prior to becoming Technology Director, Louise served as New Product Introduction Manager responsible for management of new product introduction activities for the ECT European market as well as leading continuous improvement efforts. Louise has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental and Industrial Chemistry from the University of Essex, and studied at Essex and Oxford University with Prof. Jon Dilworth for her PhD. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has recently completed her MBA. Cary Henry, Ph.D.
Engine Systems R&D
Southwest Research Institute - SwRI Cary completed his doctorate at the University of Florida, where he studied heterogeneous catalysis utilizing Raman Spectroscopy. He spent five years at Cummins, Inc where his work focused on a variety of topics including fundamental evaluation of lean-burn catalytic devices and light-duty diesel aftertreatment system integration. Prior to leaving Cummins, Inc, Cary was the technical leader for advanced aftertreatment systems integration. He is now a principal engineer at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX, where he manages research projects in the area of advanced spark ignited engine systems. Cary is also currently managing a new catalyst and aftertreatment consortium at Southwest Research Institute, which is focused on developing the tools and technologies necessary for the synergistic application of catalysts to advanced engine technologies. William (Bill) J. Imoehl
Senior Technical Expert, Combustion Management
Advanced System Engineering
Continental Automotive Systems Bill is currently a Level III Combustion Expert at Continental Automotive Systems. In the 26 years he has worked as an Automotive Engineer Bill has worked on Gasoline Direct and Port Injection Systems in R&D, Product Development, Business Development and Manufacturing. Previous to that he held positions at Eagle Signal Controls, Geneva Group, Sloan Laboratory, and Houston Lighting and Power Company. He holds an MSME from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Tech. Tim Johnson
Director - Emerging Regulations and Technologies
Corning Incorporated. Dr. Johnson is responsible for tracking emerging mobile emissions regulations and technologies, and helps develop strategic positioning for new products. He has been with Corning for 27 years, and 17 years in the current position. He received the 2007, 2009, and 2013 Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Awards from SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), and in 2008 was awarded the Fellow membership grade by SAE. He is also a recipient of California's 2009 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award. Dr. Johnson is quite active in various advisory committee roles with government agencies, universities, and private organizations. He is also on the editorial board of two leading powertrain journals and reviews numerous scientific articles on emissions for many more journals each year. He earned his BS and MS Engineering Degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1978 and 1979, and his Doctor of Science from MIT in 1987. Pramod Ravindran
BASF Corporation Pramod earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990, after which he joined the Ford Motor Company during the same year. Pramod worked as a powertrain engineer in the Ford Advanced Powertrain group for 6 years, during which time he also earned his Master's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit in 1995. Pramod then joined Engelhard Corporation in 1996 to serve on the North American catalyst application engineering team. Engelhard Corporation was later acquired by BASF Corporation in 2007 which is Pramod's current employer. Pramod's current role/responsibilities include Manager, Engineering for North America and Worldwide Transplants, as well as Site Manager for the Catalyst Sales and Technical Center located in Southfield, MI. Pramod also served as an SAE Chairman for the Catalyst & Substrate sessions during the Detroit World Congress from 2005 - 2008.