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Over twenty years of leadership experience in engineering, marketing and business development in the mobility industry delivering results in global business management, marketing and business strategy, product design and development, OEM/WD/Aftermarket relationships (upstream & downstream), consortia participation, and organizational leadership. Proven track record of business development/growth to deliver multi-million dollar profit improvements and support difficult business decisions including exiting under-performing business segments.Program Management• Achieved production cost reductions of 30+% for high volume (200k/yr) truck alternator product • Achieved customer paid engineering and capital equipment expense in new global program hybrid product opportunity with Daimler/Mercedes Car Business Development• Generated 15% sales growth via development of joint venture with General Engine Products for factory authorized remanufactured diesel engines in military and commercial applicationsMarketing/Sales• Developed marketing materials for national remanufactured powertrain program launch with NAPA • Developed market specification and pricing strategy for new automatic transmission series - record sales growth• Launched category management to achieved 1st year sales growth of $35 Mil for Advance Auto & $38 Mil for AutoZone for remanufactured starter/alternators product familyManagement/Engineering• Led competitive assessment activities resulting in new product features/benefits & production processes• Successfully launched multiple products into production based on leadership in design, development, and validation activities for new and emerging technology powertrain products• Created metrics to establish/communicate nonprofit organizational health & performance requirements throughout the organization. Fulfilled Board of Directors commitment to assure organizational performance

Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Business Development-Consultant

Indy Power Systems
Customer license & application development for innovative hybrid vehicle power electronic power management system.
Jul 2009Present

Business Development-Consultant

ABET Technologies
Customer license & application development for new eco-friendly, alternative fuel, staged engine technology
Jan 2008Present

Member, Board of Directors

SAE International
Responsible for: Organizational Strategy Leadership Organizational Performance Organizational Policy Organizational Compliance
Oct 2006Present

Member - Industry Advisory Board - Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
The purpose of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Industrial Advisory Board is: 1. To bring the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI and specifically the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering the counsel of distinguished engineers and industry members who have an active interest in engineering education and research. 2. To provide the opportunity for review of the academic programs and goals of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and to counsel the department on the implementation of their objectives. 3. To contribute to the department's strategic planning and success, focusing on aspects of the department's relationship with business and industry. The ECE IAB, acting as an informed and integral partner, exercising its function of review of the department's progress and objectives, will provide constructive criticism and stimulate continuing self-examination.
May 2004Present


Gerson Lehrman Group
Consulting on hybrid technologies for investment community
Jun 2010Present

Board Member

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Indiana

Serving in a support/advisory role for the Robots to the Rescue program which uses robotics and virtual feedback to retrain or bypass nerve pathways to enhance muscle control, strength, and/or general muscle use in everyday situations.  Leveraging automotive engineering background to support local organization administration in supplier discussions, infrastructure requirements, program scheduling, and establishing of success metrics in partnership with Riley Children's hospital, US-NIH, and private funding sources.

Apr 2010May 2010

Program Manager

Bright Automotive

Program manager over all major Bright eSolutions projects (US Postal Service, US Dept of Defense, Duke Energy, ...) with responsibility to capture gross margin, level resources, drive execution to meet schedule and cost goals for start up engineering services company.  Developed business information dashboard for project status updates to EVP's staff.  Developed detailed business case for new business which identified cost problems and resulted in company downsizing on 26May, 2010.

May 2006Dec 2008

Director-Program Management & Business Development for Hybrids

Remy International
Leader over global team responsible from clean sheet design to serial production of electric drive motors for hybrid powertrain slated for Daimler ML450 and BMW X6 rear wheel drive hybrid - North American engineering teams for manufacturing and product engineering coupled with Hungarian production site. Specific responsibilities include leadership over customer relationship and deliverables management, program timeline management, resource allocation planning & management, financial results and business case influence factor (investment, returns, cash flows, and pricing) management, risk management glide paths, as well as IP creation/protection agreement.
Nov 2005Apr 2006

Director-Program Management, Heavy Duty Alternators

Remy Inc (Delco Remy America)
Program Manager for two high volume heavy duty alternators - one new clean sheet design product employing new technology and one current production product. Responsible for business case development, strategic sourcing of components with offshore manufacturers, establishing customer pricing, and product margin management. Led major cost reduction initiative which identified $17 million in cost reductions bringing a current production product from a negative margin business to a profitable business endeavor. Developed and executed transition strategy between older, high cost technology product family to less expensive, higher technology product family.
Jan 2003Oct 2005

Manager-Marketing & Business Development

Delco Remy International-Aftermarket Operations
Led Remy's category management activity with Advance Auto Parts/AutoZone for starters/alternators. Led JV development for aftermarket 6.2/6.5L diesel engine with General Engine Products (subsidiary of AM General). Remy became sole factory authorized supplier of reman engines & gained OE components access. Led business development for reman 6.2/6.5L diesel engines, automatic transmissions, and fuel system components with new customers like FritoLay, PepsiCo, as well as: -- Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) – through Diesel Engineering -- 82nd Airborne reset program @ Ft. Bragg via Lear Siegler Services -- Red River Army Depot support of HMMWV vehicle upgrade programs via Lear Siegler Services -- US Marine Corps via Raytheon @ Camp Pendleton in CA -- US National Guard via Maine Military in Limestone, ME -- Led a proposal team bidding on HMMWV upgrade program through Red River Army Depot -- Led proposal team with Lear Sigler for on-site engine remanufacturing in Iraq
Feb 2000Dec 2003

Marketing Manager

Remy International/Powertrain
Various positions in Remy's OE & aftermarket businesses (remanufactured gasoline engines, reman Diesel engines and diesel components, reman automatic transmissions, and reman starters/alternators). Developed joint venture with AM General's General Engine Products to support global aftermarket initiatives for 6.5L diesel engine in civilian and military applications as sole factory authorized remanufacturer and warranty administrator. Led cross-functional strategy development/synthesis activity with joint venture partner International Truck & Engine for remanufactured diesel engines and components. Led catalog alignment with NAPA standards as part of nation wide gas engine and transmission remanufacturing intiative with strategic focus on import models/brands (market segment expansion for NAPA). Exited gas engine remanufacturing and all makes, large bore diesel engine remanufacturing.
Mar 1999Feb 2002

Member, Board Of Directors

Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE International)
As member of the Board of Directors, participated in the group/concensus management processes to insure performance, set policy, establish and manage organizational vision, mission, and strategy.
Aug 1999Feb 2000

Manager, Hybrid Marketing

Allison Transmission Division, GMC
Market research and analysis for new product introduction into transit industry - two mode, parallel hybrid system.
Mar 1996Aug 1999


Allison Transmission Division, GMC
Market research, analysis, and product launch strategy for 1000/2000 Series automatic transmission for light (new market segment) and medium duty trucks. Developed transition strategy to exit existing product, transition customer base to new product based on product features, life cycle cost benefits, and performance. Developed pricing strategy based on conjoint analysis driven market model (cost/benefit sensitivity at end user level). Led market introduction with market reveal at TMC show in Kansas City. Led customer familiarization activities via strategic placement of engineering field test units into impact end user customer fleets and OEM customer training sessions.
Jan 1992Mar 1996

Program Manager - Engineering

Allison Transmission Division, GMC
Program Manager with product design & development responsibilities for new automatic transmission for light/medium duty trucks & buses. 1000/2000 Series was subsequently Allison's most successful production launch.
Jan 1991Dec 1992

Competitive Assessment Engineer

Allison Transmission Division, GMC
Specifically responsible for investigating and evaluating competitive technologies and products with strategy recommendation development based on potential threat or impact on current/future product lines.
Oct 1982Dec 1991

Military Product Engineer

Allison Transmission Division, GMC
Various responsibilities in product design, development, and research & development (new component technologies - friction elements & fluids) for automatic transmissions in tracked and wheeled military vehicles in combat and tactical support roles including the M1A1 and M1A3 Abrams main battle tanks. Responsible for improving X1100 RAM-D in the M1A1, X1100 input/output section (power transfer, torque converter, pumps, PTOs, and brakes) upgrades for M1A3, cross-section design for Cummins Advanced Integrated Propulsion System (AIPS) program and the Medium Integrated Propulsion System upgrade proposal targeted for the Bradley vehicle.
Jul 1982Sep 1982

Product Engineer - Front Wheel Drive Transmissions and Final Drives

Chrysler Corporation
Responsible for engineering design and development of half shafts on passenger cars and light trucks. Identified torque steer issue resulting from CV joint interaction with high differential torque, half shaft angular alignment, and small diameter half shaft drive member.
Jan 1982May 1982

Product Engineer - Advanced Design

TRW Ross Gear Division
New product engineering (concept, design, prototype build, and validation) for hydraulic motors and electronically controlled hydraulic control valves for mobile equipment in agriculture, transportation, and industrial applications.




Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

BS Agricultural Engineering

Purdue University


James Ordo

Indirectly guided engineering activities during military and commerical product engineering phase of career at Allison transmission

Philippe James

Directly and Indirectly guided activities during factory capitalization and serial production launch phases of hybrid motor in Hungary. 

James Wanaselja

Directly and indirectly guided activities within Marketing at Allison Transmission.

Nigel Francis

Oversaw and directed all activities at Bright Automotive


Business Development
In-depth experience developing customer base by capturing and communicating value proposition for emerging technologies like hybrid and plug-in electric vehicle propulsion technologies.  Held profit/loss responsibilities with manufacturing companies as well as engineering services companies.  Broad experience with business case development, sensitivity analysis, and risk management.
Global Sourcing
Experienced with driving global sourcing activities forward to achieve project/program goals.  Sourcing experience in US, Asia, and Europe.
Engineering Management
Experienced in new product development with a passion for new technologies.  Have driven multiple product programs through clean sheet design, validation, and serial production launch in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Program/Project Management
Broad experience with managing major global product development and production launch programs including concept to serial production, product upgrades/enahncements, and product life cycle transitions between cash cows and new technology introductions for early adoption.   Experienced with gated product development processes for new products, engineering services, and vehicle conversion programs.   Broad background with defense industry/military programs in US and Middle East.