John Fiaschetti

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Senior Systems Engineer



Senior Systems Engineer – Onsite at Lear Corporation

·Led requirements developer for key systems

oExterior Lighting

oVehicle Starting Control

oHigh-side Circuit Protection

oPower Windows

·Developed user-level validation tests and software test vectors for systems

·Key achievements include:

oMentored newer engineers in requirements management and development

oAppointed liaison between companion groups (core software, hardware, and Simulink modeling) to ensure proper environment for meeting all requirements

2006 - 2008

Team Leader – Body Electrical Subsystems

Team Leader – Body Electrical Subsystems

  • Leading team responsible for all corporate exterior lighting and wiper electrical subsystems
  • Leading customer requirements management system for subsystem quality improvement using DOORS
  • Investigating cost-lowering, quality enhancing opportunities for subsystems
  • Key achievements include:
    • Engineering-wide adoption of requirements management system based on success of local implementation
    • Updating validation procedure for 100% feature coverage
2005 - 2006

Technical Business Planner


Technical Business Planner – Office of Engineering Director

  • Acted as “chief of staff” for director of Body and Safety Electronics
  • Acted as cross-functional liaison with other engineering functions,Purchasing, and Corporate Quality
  • Prepared agenda and deliverables for global management quarterly reviews
  • Led management staff in target setting and achieving for cost-cutting and part quality goals
  • Led strategic initiative for area morale improvement
  • Key achievements include:
    • Functional area meeting cost-cutting targets for 2005 and 2006CY
    • Functional area exceeding morale target by 200% and lead all of Core Electronics with highest employee morale rating
2003 - 2005

Team Leader


Team Leader – Passive Safety Electronics

  • Managed release and development of occupant restraint controllers for all Chrysler vehicles
  • Owned accountability for performance management and personnel issues of team
  • Led international development programs with Mitsubishi and Mercedes
  • Key achievements include:
    • Exceeded cost-cutting targets by 10% or more each year
    • Improved quality by at least 5% while meeting above cost-cutting targets
1999 - 2003

Product Engineer


Body Controls and Power Distribution

  • Released Intelligent Power Module for Chrysler Pacifica program, Chrysler’s first single module combined power/logic smart power distribution system
  • Managed supplier development
  • Led development of component specification and reliability profile
  • Worked with cross-functional teams to resolve all pilot build issues
  • Developed plant procedure for vehicle installation and processing
  • Key achievements include:
    • Delivered module to initial production at almost 23% under cost target
    • Led initial cost-saving team for Body Electronics that met target
1998 - 1999

Controls Engineer

Chrsyler Corporation

Hydraulic Suspension Control Development

  • Developed embedded software for hydraulic suspension controller
  • Managed and developed real-time simulator with suspension model for algorithm development
1994 - 1998

Controls Engineer

Chrysler Corporation

Advanced Engine Systems Development

  • Developed model-based control algorithms and diagnostics for emissions control and drivability including closed-loop fuel control, misfire detection, dynamic crankshaft-based fuel control, and others
  • Worked on team that developed initial rapid prototyping system for algorithm development
  • Key achievements include:
    • Received 7 US patents and the Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award for outstanding patent for Dynamic Crankshaft Fuel Control
    • Saved $25M with design and implementation of DCFC
1992 - 1994

Product Engineer

Chrysler Corporation

Graduate of Chrysler Institute of Engineers

  • 2-year rotational program providing a broad background in a variety of corporate areas



DOORS for Requirements Management

Developed and maintained requirements for exterior lighting and wiper subsystems for all Chrysler vehicles Worked with corporate experts and IT to develop unique Chrysler templates for new users Piloted first uses of DOORS for body electrical systems at Chrysler  

Matlab/Simulink Usage

Developed major powertrain control systems using Matlab and Simulink (see work experience) Was Chrysler's first Simulink user to run a vehicle using rapid prototyping tools Continued to develop controls for suspension control system as well as maintaining a real-time simulator for hydraulics Recently developed prototypes for digital filtering algorithms for body wiper applications Performed analysis of engineering and financial data using Matlab    


Sep 1992 - Jun 1996


University of Michigan - Dearborn - College of Engineering & Computer Science
Sep 1987 - Apr 1992


University of Michigan - Dearborn - College of Engineering & Computer Science

Also earned minor in Spanish


Other interests:

  • Playing guitar in local church
  • Tennis
  • Cycling


  • Advanced technical leadership
  • Controls development
  • Systems development


Capability Profile

Seasoned business leader with Electrical Engineering background and project management.Strategic, creative profile with an eye toward achieving practical business results through sensible balancing of technical thought leadership and relationship building.

Areas of expertise include:

·Strategic Planning

·Budget management

·Project planning

·Control Algorithm and Diagnostics Development

·Software Requirements Management

·Systems Requirements Management and Development

·Safety Electronics

·Powertrain Systems

·Power Distribution and Body Electronics