September 21-23, 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Westin Chicago River North Hotel
Chris CowlandChris Cowland is currently Director of Advanced and SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Powertrain at FCA US LLC, where he is responsible for future powertrain technology and high performance powertrains for the SRT brand, including the 707 horsepower supercharged HEMI® Hellcat engine - winner of a 2015 Wards 10 Best Engines award. Prior to this role, Cowland was the Chief Engineer and Platform Director for the FCA US 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, also the recipient of three Wards 10 Best Engines awards. Previous to his tenure at FCA US, Cowland held the position of Technical Director at two of the major global powertrain consultants - AVL and Ricardo. Cowland started his career in the automotive industry in 1981 as an apprentice at Perkins Engines. He held a number of engine design and development positions at Perkins and Lotus before moving to the US in 1996. Cowland graduated with a Master of Science degree in Automotive Engineering from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, England.