Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Hanon Systems
Keynote Presentation: The Automotive Thermal Challenges and Solutions
This presentation will focus on the changing automotive market, and relevance to vehicle thermal systems and components with focus on eMobility. An overview of Hanon Systems and select EV related thermal solutions will be shared.
About the Keynote
Steve Clarke is chief technology officer and vice president of Hanon Systems, a role he has operated in since September 2018. He is based in Daejeon, Korea, and leads all global engineering and research and development activities for Hanon Systems. This includes technology strategy, advanaced product development, and forward program engineering. He has more than 38 years of extensive engineering leadership experience in the automotive industry; 17 years of which have been based in Asia.
Prior to joining Hanon Systems, he was chief technology officer at Korea Delphi Automotive (erae automotive), a Tier 1 automotive supplier of thermal, chassis, electronics, powertrain and steering solutions.
Clarke worked at General Motors for 33 years, a career leading to the vice president of vehicle engineering, international operations (GMIO), based in Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea. In this role, he led all vehicle engineering and major engineering centers in nine countries, and global small car engineering. Prior to his appointment as GM international vice president, he held roles as vice president of GM Korea engineering; managing director of GM Korea vehicle engineering; and GM North America engineering director for induction, controls and exhaust.
During the first 20 years of his career, he held a number of powertrain cooling, HVAC thermal and aerodynamic engineering assignments with increasing responsibility including testing and development; design and release; and advanced technology development. He began his career in 1981 at the General Motors Technical Center, Chevrolet Motor Division, in Warren, Mich., as an engine cooling test engineer.
Clarke holds a bachelor of science degree in automotive engineering from Western Michigan University and master’s of science degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University (GMI) in Flint, Mich.