Importance of Low Rolling Resistance Tires in Reducing Energy Consumption of Future Vehicles


Scott Pajtas
Innovation Deployment Director
Original Equipment, Americas
Michelin North America

Scott is responsible for establishing the Innovation Deployment Roadmap in the Americas for Michelin’s O.E. Light Vehicle Customers, taking into account emerging social, economic, and consumer trends. Scott has 30+ years of automotive industry experience with Uniroyal, Uniroyal-Goodrich, Automotive EMS, and Michelin in a variety of disciplines including New Product Development, High Mileage Vehicle Quality Assessment, Passenger Car and Light Truck Quality, Commercial Sales, and Technical leadership positions. Scott has a BA in Chemistry from Albion College and an MBA in International Business from Baker Graduate Institute. He is married and has three daughters, ages 27, 25, and 23. When he is not on the road or an airplane he is training for his next triathlon.

Rajat Aggarwal
Tire Performance Engineer
Rolling Resistance and Fuel Consumption
Michelin Americas Research Center

Rajat completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani in India before coming to US in 2009. After completing his MS in Automotive engineering from CUICAR, he joined Michelin in 2012 to started working in tools and methods group at Michelin Research. Rajat is the North American expert for physics and performance of Rolling Resistance. Rajat has a strong background in vehicle dynamics and is also a race tire support engineer for American Le Mans series. He always had a strong passion for cars, he likes to spend some quality time in the garage and also road race his car around the local tracks.