November 2-3, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Crowne Plaza Knoxville
Michael BerubeVehicle Technologies Office Director
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Michael Berube leads the Vehicle Technologies Office for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). In this post, he leads an array of activities that help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and secure a clean energy future. The Vehicle Technologies Office supports about $300 million in annual research funding for hybrid drivetrains, advanced batteries, lightweight materials, advanced combustion and fuels, vehicle systems integration, and Clean Cities deployment activities. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry to his EERE post, specifically in the areas of environmental compliance, energy and safety policy, product development, and marketing. He has worked on a broad range of electric vehicle, connected car, and advanced powertrain initiatives. Berube also led multiple environmental and energy initiatives within the Chrysler Corp. He earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering, a master’s in technology and policy program, and a master’s from the Sloan School of Management from MIT.