Leadership - COMVEC Digital Summit

COMVEC™ Digital Summit

New Technologies Driving Industry Transformation

Online & On-Demand
September 15-17, 2020

2020 Executive Chairperson

Jayanthi Iyengar

Chief Technology Officer, CNH Industrial

Presentation: Technology Driven Transformation, an Imperative for a Sustainable Industry

Jayanthi (Jay) Iyengar assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer in November 2019. 

She has over 30 years of international technology experience in the automotive, aerospace and advanced water technology fields, much of which she gained through roles of increasing importance with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Eaton Aerospace and Xylem Inc.

After starting her career in product development for Delphi/General Motors in 1988, Ms. Iyengar joined Chrysler in 1997 as a Powertrain Systems Engineer. This was followed by a series of roles of increasing importance in its powertrain division, and in 2005 was named Senior Manager and Chief Engineer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Hybrid Development Center. From 2009 – 2012 Ms. Iyengar served as Global Director, Electrified Powertrains for FCA. In 2012 she joined Eaton Aerospace as Group Vice President Engineering and Technology, and from 2015 – 2019 she was the Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer of Xylem Inc., a leading water technology company.

Jay Iyengar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University, Karnataka, India, a Master’s degree MTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA. She has also served on the board of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Society and is a current board member of Engineering Tomorrow, a non-profit focussed on promoting STEM education for underprivileged minority high school students.

2020 Executive Council

Mehdi Ahmadian

Professor and Director
Virginia Tech University

Elma Avdic

Director, EBU Engineering
Cummins Inc.

Craig Barnes

Founder and President
CAB Consulting LLC

Rod Beazley

Director, Business Development
Ricardo Inc.

Frederick M. Cartwright, Jr.

Pruv Mobility Ecosystem

Charles Chilton

General Manager, North America Tractor Platform
Navistar Inc.

Michael Connolly

Robert Bosch LLC

Willard Cutler

Technology Director, Environmental Technologies
Corning Inc.

Robert Dolan

Business Unit Director Design & Integration
IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.

Mihai Dorobantu

Director, Technology Planning & Government Affairs
Eaton Vehicle Group

Michael Doseck

Owner & Managing Director
daVinci Technology Group Inc.

Ash Dudding

Director of Engineering, Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems

Kevin Duffy

Division Manager Energy & Transportation
Caterpillar Inc.

Benjamin Duprey

Senior Modeling and Simulation Engineer
Mechanical Simulation Corp.

Daniel Funcannon

Vice President & General Manager, Mining Division
Komatsu America Corp.

Richard Hanowski

Director, Center for Truck & Bus Safety
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Craig Henriksen

Manager, Business Development
FEV North America Inc.

Christine Hilmer

Integration Engineer, Vehicle Integration Systems Electronics
Cummins Inc.

Richard Holloway

Product Line Leader, Harvesting QPS Global Product Quality
CNH Industrial

Kenneth Howden

Director, 21st Century Truck Partnership
U.S. Department of Energy

Haoran Hu

Vice President and CTO
Weichai Power Co. Ltd.

Gregory Huss

OEM Global Director
Lubrizol Additves

Robb Janak

Director, New Technology
Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Mark Jensen

Product Line Director
Vector North America

Wensi Jin

Automotive Industry Manager

Gustav Johnson

Chief Engineer, AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

Michele Kaiser

Construction Crawler Assembly Supervisor
John Deere

Kevin Kluemper

Director NA Customer Integration, Allison Transmission

Chris Mays

Chief Engineer, Advanced Engineering

Philip McEwen

Senior Director of Sales
Continental Corp.

Robert Merrion

Director Control Systems Development, Allison Transmission

Rob Messina

Senior VP, Oshkosh Corporation

Kent Meyers

Autonomous Vehicles Program Manager
CNH Industrial

Ryan Milburn

Executive Director, Embedded Control Systems
Allison Transmission

Andrew Nelson

West Coast District Manager, Velodyne

Dave Rodgers

Vice President, On-Highway Specialty Products
Power Solutions International

Brian Routhier

Transportation Specialist
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Gary Schmiedel

Sareja LLC

Stephen Sears

Chief Strategic Officer
Sears Manufacturing Co.

Navtej Singh

Chief Engineer, Powertrain–Aftertreatment Systems

Landon Sproull

Vice President

Srinivasa Srinath

Executive Director
CGN & Associates

Phil Stephenson

General Manager
PACCAR Technical Center

David Stout

General Manager
Global Electronics Ltd.

Daniel Styles

Group Leader
Ford Motor Co.

Stephan Tarnutzer

President, Mobility Engineering
AVL Engineering, Inc.

Jim Turney

Director, Chassis Engineering
Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Jacie Unpingco

Embedded Systems Validation Engineer
PACCAR Technical Center

Peter Waeltermann


Brian Walker

Director, Business Development
AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

Michael Weinert

VP Engineering/Manufacturing, John Deere

Graham Weller

Vice President, Mechatronics
Horiba Automotive Test Systems Corp.

Bryan Wells

Senior Manager, NA Research Engineering Center
DENSO International America Inc.

Steven Wesolowski

Sr. Director of Global Advanced Engineering
Dana Holding Corp.

Kevin West

Project Manager GHG Product Strategy
Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Daniel Williams

Director Commercial Vehicle ADAS

Lawrence Williams

Global Account Director for CV