October 29-31, 2019 │ Novi, MI
Partner Growth and Innovation Strategy, KPMG
Jono Anderson is a Partner at KPMG focused on Growth and Innovation Strategy. Jono has 20+ years of experience helping companies in Automotive, Aerospace & Defense and is a former mathematician and researcher focused on real-time autonomous systems. Jono specializes in understanding market dynamics, technology maturity, and ecosystem acceptance in order to make the appropriate growth and R&D choices. Jono is the author of “Clockspeed Dilemma”, “Islands of Autonomy”, “I See, I Think, I Drive, I Learn” and “Life with the Jetsons”. Prior to starting his career, Jono was a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography helping to develop tectonic maps using space-based radar altimetry.
Vice President and General Manager, Autonomous Driving Solutions Division, Intel
Kathy manages a global organization, which delivers comprehensive platforms for Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) solutions. She leads a team that is developing in-car platforms needed to create increasingly sophisticated solutions for highly autonomous driving needs. She has aligned the breadth of Intel’s assets with those of recently acquired Mobileye to deliver end-to-end solutions for fully autonomous driving, and led Intel’s efforts to build out its autonomous fleet. Kathy is seen as an expert in the field, was recognized by EETimes as part of its Women in Tech: 25 Profiles in Persistence in 2017 and was named one of the most powerful female engineers by Business Insider the following year.
Prior to joining Intel, Kathy led automated driving efforts, global new-growth strategies for embedded and aftermarket software products, and cloud-based automotive and consumer services at Delphi Electronics & Safety. She was named as one of Automotive News’ Top 100 Impactful Women in the Automotive Industry, she and her team won numerous awards, such as the Edison Award for Innovation, Popular Mechanics Best, and USA Today’s Readers’ Choice for Road Trippers. In April of 2015, she developed and executed the first-ever, record-breaking cross-country drive by an autonomous vehicle. Prior to Delphi, Kathy spent many years at Motorola where she led their mass market Android smart phone business encompassing all aspects of product lifecycle management including software, hardware, service plans and 3rd party applications.
Principal Engineer, Advanced Engines, PACCAR
Dr. Ciatti is the Principal Engineer for Advanced Engines at the PACCAR Technical Center, located in Mount Vernon, WA, USA. Prior to joining PACCAR, he spent 17 years as an Engine Combustion Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and 10 years as an adjunct professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois – Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a past chair of the ASME IC Engine Division Executive Committee.
Executive Director Advanced Engineering, Cummins Inc.
Technology Development Manager, Propulsion (Powertrain) Materials, US Department of Energy
Jerry Gibbs is the Technology Development Manager for Propulsion (Powertrain) Materials within the US Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO). He has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Technology Management. He works closely with the VTO Advanced Combustion Engines Team as they develop systems for next generation high efficiency vehicles.
Although the projects in his portfolio generally focus on high performance structural materials, many projects have targeted critical material challenges ranging from low rare-earth magnetic materials to low temperature catalysts for exhaust after-treatment. The majority of the projects have a strong Integrated Computational Materials Engineering approach. The Propulsion Materials portfolio has received several R&D 100 Awards under his stewardship.
President, LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center
Denise Gray is President LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center. (LGCMI TC), the North American subsidiary of lithium-ion battery maker, LG Chem (LGC), Korea. In this position, she has overall responsibility for strategic direction, engineering, and business development. Additionally, she is a member of LGCMI Board of Directors.
Prior to joining LG Chem, Gray served as Vice President of Electrification Powertrain Engineering at AVL List, GmbH, in Austria, where she was responsible for leveraging AVL’s global capability to provide electrification engineering services to the automotive industry. Prior to that, Gray was Vice President of Business Development for an electrified powertrain battery startup company in California targeting China’s New Energy Vehicle Market. The majority of her over 30-year professional career was spent at General Motors, where she spearheaded efforts in vehicle electrical, powertrain controls systems and software, including battery systems.
She also is active in several charitable organizations, including The March of Dimes, where she served as the organization’s chair in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Charity Preview.
Gray has been a proponent of the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and is a frequent participant at STEM events. Her strong support of the STEM curriculum has played a role in her appointment to Kettering University’s College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council.
Gray received a Master of Science in Engineering Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.
Director, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Don Hillebrand is the Director of Argonne’s Energy Systems Division. In this role Don is responsible for leading a team of over 300 engineers and scientists who are actively seeking to develop sustainable innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of resource and energy utilization; to minimize our dependence on imported energy; and to enhance our national competitiveness.
Prior to joining Argonne in 2004, Hillebrand worked for Daimler Research in Stuttgart, Germany. While there, he was responsible for Daimler’s research and technology liaison with the European Commission in Brussels, and interacting with European research organizations and business groups and leading integrated government industry research programs.
In the 1990s, Hillebrand worked for three years in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a White House Fellow, and ultimately spent nearly 20 years with Chrysler Corporation in a range of engineering roles.
In 2013 Don was elected to serve as the President of the Society of Automotive Engineers, he was named by Automotive News as one of the 100 most influential people bringing about the electrification of the automobile and is listed on the Forbes 10 list of automotive thought leaders. Don was named Michigan’s Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year 1993 and is a Fellow of the ESD.
Don has two patents and is the author of over a hundred publications and invited seminar presentations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University.
Director for Grid Systems and Components, U.S. Department of Energy
Eric Hsieh is the Director for Grid Systems and Components at the U.S. Department of Energy. His group conducts cutting edge research and development for new grid hardware technologies, including energy storage, robotics, and power electronics. He previously held positions at Nexans, A123 Systems, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Eric received degrees in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and Computer Science from MIT, and was recently named a “young and rising star” by Public Utilities Fortnightly.
Director, Portfolio Strategy Team (PST), BorgWarner Corporate Advanced Engineering
Joel Maguire is the Director - Portfolio Strategy Team (PST) at BorgWarner Corporate Advanced Engineering in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. Joel’s work in the PST involves the prospecting and evaluation of new business and technology opportunities. In addition, Joel supports advanced electrification activities (components and full systems). Prior to joining BorgWarner in 2013, Maguire was Technical Fellow for Electrification at General Motors Powertrain. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technical University, and Masters in the Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Maguire has co-authored several SAE papers as well as the SAE book- Dynamic Analysis and Control System Design of Automatic Transmissions. Maguire a member of the SAE since 1987.
Global Team Lead - Strategic Analysis, Aramco Research Center
Technology Managers, Fuels and Lubricants, U.S. Department of Energy
Kevin Stork manages Fuel & Lubricant Technologies R&D in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. Previously, he spent seven years as a research engineer with Argonne National Laboratory’s Transportation Technology R&D Center, in Argonne, Illinois. He has also worked in Occidental Petroleum’s Health, Environment and Safety program, focusing on legislative and regulatory issues.
Mr. Stork has worked on alternative and conventional fuel analyses focusing on fuel utilization, production, distribution, and life-cycle analysis of energy and emissions and has conducted experimental work on automotive emission-control devices. He holds a B.A. in History from Reed College and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is uncomfortable referring to himself in the third person.
Chief Scientist Mobility and Director, Shell Global Solutions
Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke was appointed Shell’s Chief Scientist Mobility in May 2011. His expertise in all forms of mobility, vehicle technology, fuels and lubricants sees him advising on technology strategy, championing science, R&D and innovation, enhancing Shell’s technical reputation in the fast-changing area of mobility and looking ahead to future solutions.
Wolfgang studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hannover, specialising in automotive combustion engines, and gained a PhD in automotive engineering from Hamburg Technical University in 1987.
Since joining Shell on graduation, Wolfgang has gained extensive experience in Germany and the UK as a scientist and business leader in the fields of lubricant development, engine testing and vehicle technology, technical services for lubricants, and fuels marketing.
In 2005, Wolfgang, together with Dr Wolfgang Steiger of Volkswagen, was awarded the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize”, considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious award for automotive engineers, for their work on synthetic fuels development.
Program Manager, Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Vehicle Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
David Anderson leads the U.S. Department of Energy’s mobility research portfolio. He manages a team responsible for evaluating the energy and mobility outcomes that may result from disruptive transportation technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, shared mobility, and advanced powertrains, and identifying and developing solutions that support an increase in mobility energy productivity.
David earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Clemson University, and a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University. He has served in DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office since 2009, and has led numerous research programs focused on improving vehicle and transportation system efficiency.
President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Carla Bailo is the President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), and is a leader in engineering and vehicle program management with 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. Under her leadership, CAR continues to be a preeminent resource of objective and unbiased research, analysis, and information regarding the North American automotive industry. In addition to her role at CAR, Ms. Bailo is the 2016-2018 vice president of automotive for SAE International, a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.
Prior to joining CAR, she was most recently the assistant vice president for mobility research and business development at The Ohio State University. She also has 25 years of experience at Nissan North America, Inc., where she served as senior vice president of research and development. Ms. Bailo also spent 10 years at General Motors. She has a MS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.
Fellow, Senior Vice President and Practice Leader Intelligent Transportation Systems & Emerging Mobility Solutions, HNTB
Jim Barbaresso is Fellow, Senior Vice President and Practice Leader Intelligent Transportation Systems & Emerging Mobility Solutions at HNTB Corporation. He has more than 40 years of experience in transportation planning, transportation operations, and ITS in both the public and private sectors. He leads the HNTB ITS Practice and provides subject matter expertise on highway, transit, aviation and tolling projects across the United States, including some of the nation’s most challenging emerging mobility programs like Smart Columbus and the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot. Jim has authored numerous white papers and articles on public agency considerations regarding new mobility solutions in our age of connectivity and automation, and has given a TED talk on the impacts of connected automation.
Professor and Director of the MS in Urban Design, Georgia Tech
Ellen Dunham-Jones, FCNU, is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of the MS in Urban Design. An authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, she is co-author with June Williamson of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. work has been featured in The New York Times, TED, PBS, and NPR. The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies is forthcoming in 2020. She recently co-authored Best Practices Manual for User Experience in AV Shuttles.
Chairman, Drive Sweden
Mr. Jan Hellåker is the Chairman of Drive Sweden, a strategic innovation program launched by the Swedish government to design the next generation mobility services, based on connected, driverless and shared vehicles. Before recently taking on the chairmanship, Jan was the Program Director of Drive Sweden during its first four years of operation.
Prior to joining Lindholmen Science Park which is the host organization for Drive Sweden, Jan spent 25+ years in advanced research within the Volvo Group. He was also the founder and first CEO of WirelessCar, a leading telematics service provider.
Jan started his career with Ericsson, and earned his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Joanna M. Pinkerton currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), the regional transit organization providing services to Columbus and Central Ohio with more than 1,150 employees providing nearly 19 million passenger trips in a service territory of 562 square miles.
Since joining COTA in April 2018, Pinkerton has transformed the organization to deliver innovative mobility solutions fitting the needs of a rapidly growing community and shifting customer base. Highlights of her tenure include the launch of COTA Plus, the first app-based, on-demand public microtransit service in Central Ohio, leading COTA’s first-ever strategic planning process, implementation of mobile and smart phone payment systems, renovation and creation of a new customer experience center, founding and opening of GO! – Mobility Lab by COTA serving as an accelerator for new private sector mobility start-up companies, and the hiring of the organization’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Chief People Officer.
Sr. Business Strategist, Unity Technologies
Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company
Michael Mikula began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1994 as a Tooling and Process Engineer in the Casting Division of PowerTrain Operations supporting Ford’s foundries in Windsor and Cleveland. He was selected to be the Manufacturing Engineering Manager for the Duratec 35 engine program in 2001 and spent the following 7 years developing and installing process capability at various facilities including initial introduction of Ford Motor Company’s award winning V-6 EcoBoost architecture.
Upon successful commissioning of the Duratec 35 capacity, Mike transitioned back into Operations to run the 4 Speed Automatic transmission at Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, Mi and doubled the output to meet the immediate demands of the financial crisis of 2008 and federal investment in small cars. Once the demands flattened out of the 4 speed, Mike was moved to grow the midsized 6 speed transmission from 400K per year to over a million per year by combining both new installed equipment with creative operating pattern solutions and to repurposing equipment and breaking existing bottlenecks. In addition, Mike was responsible for the launch of Ford Motor Company’s first all new Hybrid Transmission on Ford Motor Company’s first fully flexible assembly line on a project co-funded by the Department of Energy.
Mike was then promoted to Assistant Plant Manager at Van Dyke Transmission Plant and assumed responsibility for all day-to-day operations at the 1,800 person, 2.1M square foot of manufacturing space site producing over 1.7M total transmissions per year. He later was moved to the role of Plant Manager of the Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he assumed responsibilities for the most diverse suite of products and services at any facility in Ford Motor Company including Ford’s first Battery Assembly process in support of Hybrid Vehicle production.
In 2017, Mike was promoted to Global Chief Engineer of Manufacturing Systems for PowerTrain where his teams ensure facility and infrastructure readiness in support of all of Ford’s forward model programs for PowerTrain globally. Additional responsibilities include day to day operational oversight of the PowerTrain Prototype facilities as well as the Dynamometer Testing facility for North America.
In August of 2018, Mike was appointed to the position of Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing for Ford Motor Company with responsibilities spanning both vehicle and powertrain production operations. In this role, Mike is leading Ford Motor Company’s Industry 4.0 initiatives ensuring global competitiveness of all Ford’s operations and engineering methods.
Director, Additive Design & Manufacturing, General Motors
Kevin Quinn was named General Motors Director, Additive Design & Manufacturing in June 2017. In this role, Quinn leads the team responsible for creating and executing the global corporate additive design and manufacturing strategy. He leads the cross functional internal team to identify and implement additive manufacturing opportunities in addition to developing key external partnerships to grow capability and advance the technology.
Throughout his career he has held several other engineering roles including; Senior Manager, Safety Process & GPD Federal Oversight, Business Planning Manager - Global Vehicle Components & Subsystems, Engineering Group Manager, Vehicle Engineering Operations Manager, Bill of Material Family Owner and Design Release Engineer.
Quinn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master in Business Administration from Indiana University.
Technical Director, WorldAutoSteel and The Phoenix Group
Since 1991, George has been providing engineering and consulting services for industry leaders in the steel, automotive, and manufacturing industries.
George’s areas of expertise include: management and strategic consulting, project management, automotive stamping throughput improvement, supplier metal conversion, metal formability and reference panel systems, and new vehicle launch manufacturing support.
Vice President, Automotive Program, American Iron and Steel Institute
Dr. Jody Hall is the vice president, automotive program, for the American Iron and Steel Institute, where she is responsible for leadership of the Automotive Applications Council, a group of member steel producers, in automotive research, education and technology transfer activities. She also coordinates the steel input to the Auto/Steel Partnership and other steel-related consortia.
Previously, Dr. Hall spent more than 30 years with General Motors.
She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and Master of Science in materials science and engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in materials & metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Global Automotive Sales Director, Celanese Engineered Materials
Dr. Helms received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1984 and his Ph. D. in Chemistry in 1988 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Helms received his MBA from Michigan State University through the Executive MBA program in 2000.
Dr. Helms has been employed by Celanese Corporation in the Engineered Materials business since November 2008 where he is the Global Automotive Sales Director. In this role, Dr. Helms is responsible for driving and coordinating the growth of Celanese product lines at the OEM level for Celanese priority global OEMs.
Prior to November 2008, Dr. Helms had been employed by Ford Motor Company since October 1988. He held several positions in the Ford Research Laboratory including Plastics Technical Specialist, Plastics Research Team Leader and Manager of the Materials Research and Advanced Engineering. Following his tenure in the Ford Research organization, Dr. Helms held the positions of Manager of the Paint Material Development and Release activity in Ford Vehicle Operations and Chief Engineer of Materials Engineering, Testing and Standards in Product Development.
Dr. Helms is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Chemical Society.