September 21-23, 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Westin Chicago River North Hotel
Yo UsubaYo Usuba is the President of JATCO Engineering Ltd. JATCO Engineering Ltd is a subsidiary of JATCO Ltd, which is providing engineering services such as automatic transmission application development and re-manufacturing. JATCO Ltd is the automatic transmission manufacturer with 49% share of global CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) production in 2012. He graduated from Chiba University in 1978 with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and began his career at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Working on NVH performance in the Engine Test Department. After more than 13 years in this field, he held a number of senior leadership positions in various fields such as manager of Corporate Planning, director of Product Planning in US and general manager of alliance activities with Renault Powertrain. Through these assignments, he was able to gain a wider view of the automotive industry. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Nissan's Powertrain Engineering Division, and became the Board Member of JATCO. In 2009, he retired Nissan and became the Executive Vice President of JATCO, and led the R&D Division to develop fuel efficient automatic transmission and CVTs.