The On-Board Diagnostics Symposium-Americas (OBD-Americas) is the industry’s relied upon resource – providing access to technology, standards, and regulatory information for automotive engineering geared at meeting CARB, EPA, and European Commission ground vehicle emissions regulations.
For more than 30 years, OBD-Americas has brought together leaders in powertrain diagnostics from the light and heavy-duty automotive industry and the commercial vehicle on- and off-road industry to discuss relevant and timely technical topics that directly influence ground vehicle emissions reduction efforts, including:
Unlike competitive events, OBD-Americas focuses on meeting regulatory requirements as well as general diagnostics design implementations and provides a perspective on the direction of emissions controls technologies.
Director, Light-duty Vehicle and Small Engine Center | Assessment and Standards Division | Office of Transportation and Air Quality | U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
MICHAEL OLECHIW is currently the Director of the Light-duty Vehicle and Small Engine Center within the United States Environmental Protection Agency and is responsible for regulatory development and vehicle efficiency research at EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michael has co-lead EPA’s recent greenhouse gas emission rulemakings and is currently serving as the chairman of the Electric Vehicles and Environment Informal Working Group under the UNECE Group of Pollution Experts (GRPE).
Prior to joining the EPA in 2009, Mr. Olechiw was a Product Engineering Supervisor for Chrysler Corporation with responsibility for a wide variety of automotive systems including powertrain electronics, interior electronics and active chassis controls. Mr. Olechiw’s experience with Chrysler also included roles as a Program Manager, Jeep Vehicle Development Supervisor and Resident Electrical Engineer at the MagnaSteyr facility in Graz, Austria.
Mr. Olechiw earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit.
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