SAE 2014 North American International Powertrain Conference

September 17-19, 2014

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Westin Chicago River North Hotel

Bob Lee

Bob Lee Bob Lee is Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering for Chrysler Group LLC. He also was named to the position of Powertrain Coordination on the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat S.p.A. on September 1, 2011.

The GEC is the highest executive decision-making body within Fiat outside of its Board of Directors. It is responsible for reviewing the operating performance of the businesses, setting performance targets, making key strategic decisions and investments for the Group and sharing best practices, including the development and deployment of key human resources.

Lee was appointed Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC in July 2011. In that capacity, he has responsibility for directing the design, development and release of all engines and electrified propulsion systems for Chrysler Group LLC products. He will retain these responsibilities.

Lee joined the company in 1978 as an engineer-in-training in the Chrysler Institute of Engineering program and has since held a variety of positions in different areas of Powertrain. Significant elements of his professional background include:

  • 2011 - current, Powertrain Coordination, GEC, Fiat S.p.A.
  • 2011 - current, Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC
  • 2009, Vice President - Engine and Electrified Propulsion and Advance Powertrain Engineering
  • 2004, Vice President - Powertrain Product Engineering, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
  • 2003, Director - Powertrain Systems & Controls
  • 1999, Director - Rear-Wheel Drive Engine Engineering
  • 1997, Executive Engineer - Rear-Wheel Drive V-Engine Engineering, Chrysler Corporation
  • 1993, Senior Manager - Jeep® and Truck Base Engine Engineering
  • 1987, Supervisor - Advance Engine Systems Development
  • 1984, Senior Engineer - Engine Performance Development
  • 1978, Engineer-in-Training - Chrysler Institute of Engineering Program
Lee has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) since 1978; he is a founding member of the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference Leadership Team and served as the 2007 NAIPC Conference Chairman. Lee is known for leading many new engine programs including the rebirth of the iconic HEMI® V-8 engine in 2003 and the new Pentastar V-6 engine in 2010.

Lee holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University (1993), a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1980) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University (1978).
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