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Expert in Automotive Powertrain Controls, ICE Fundamentals, Fuel Cells, Small Engine EMS, Exh Emission Control

Expert ID: 731090 New York, USA

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Expert has extensive experience in automotive embedded system architecture, control algorithm, and
calibration development, with expert knowledge of gasoline engine control strategies and Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) operating fundamentals. He also possesses strong fundamental knowledge of Fuel Cell operating principles and control strategies, as well as PEM cell electrochemistry. His system expertise spans both advanced engineering and product application environments, with over 20 years of
experience in functional and program management across ICE and Fuel Cell automotive powertrain systems engineering.

Expert was previously a Senior Engineering Manager; he managed and led system development integration, calibration, test, validation, and vehicle application integration for
Fuel Cell System (FCS) products. Expert held positions as Senior Technologist, Senior Staff Development Engineer, Staff Engineering Manager, and Senior Project Engineer in the areas of advanced product development and production product application for Engine Management Systems (EMS). During this time, he also held International Service Personnel (ISP) assignments in both Asia Pacific where he was Chief Engineer of Small Engine EMS, and Europe where he led Advanced EMS Product Development for the European market.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Buffalo, New York - Rochester, New York - Syracuse, New York - Niagara Falls, New York

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: Master of Engineering Subject: Automotive Engineering - Powertrain Modeling Institution: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Year: 1985 Degree: BSc Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Michigan State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director and President Department: Responsibilities: He provides engineering consulting services with expertise in the area of powertrain systems design/development, energy conversion, exhaust emissions control, vehicle integration, system level test, and product validation.
Years: 2005 to 2013 Employer: General Motors Title: Senior Manager Department: Fuel Cell Activities - Powertrain Responsibilities: He staffed and managed advanced Fuel Cell System development, calibration and validation teams for the GM Fuel Cell Vehicle demonstration programs resulting in a fleet of 115 vehicles with utilization of over 2.5 million miles of successful operation in the field under all driving and environmental conditions.
Years: 1995 to 2005 Employer: Delphi Automotive/General Motors Title: Senior Technologist/Senior Staff Development Engineer Department: Energy and Engine Management Responsibilities: He technically led and managed engineering teams in areas of advanced product development and production product application for Engine Management Systems (EMS).

He also led business case generation and system product development, validation and application activities for Small Engine EMS.

Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: General Motors Title: Staff Engineering Manager/Sr. Project Engineer Department: European Technical Centre - Luxembourg Responsibilities: He staffed and managed a group of 13 engineers in forward/advanced engine management system development. Developed and applied On-Board Diagnostics system function for successful production launch of future European customer application (EOBD).

He also led production engine management system application development for a number of gasoline engine programs.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2005 to 2011 Agency: DOE Role: Senior Manager at General Motors Description: Led and Managed team of engineers responsible for GM Fuel Cell system development, vehicle integration, validation and field continuous improvement for the DOE Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Validation and Demonstration Project.
Years: 2005 to 2012 Agency: DOD Role: Senior Manager at General Motors Description: Led and Managed team of engineers responsible for GM Fuel Cell system development, vehicle integration, validation and field continuous improvement for the DoD Non-tactical Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell Vehicle Project.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2004 Country / Region: Japan/Asia Pacific Summary: ISP assignment with Delphi Automotive.
Chief Engineer - Small Engine EMS. Led business case generation and system product development, validation and application activities for Small Engine EMS (India/China/Taiwan).
Senior Technologist - EMS. Managed and mentored EMS team of 6-7 engineers, and technically led production project activities in defining, developing and validating numerous engine management systems for the successful production release in the Asian market (Euro2/Euro3 EMS for China, ULEV2 for Korea).
Years: 1989 to 1995 Country / Region: Luxembourg/Europe Summary: Staff Engineering Manager - Regional Forward EMS Development. Staffed and managed a group of 13 engineers in forward/advanced engine management system development for European Market.
Senior Project Engineer. Led engine management system application for various gasoline engine program. Developed and applied On-Board Diagnostics system function for successful production launch of future European customer applications(EOBD).

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Professional Appointments
Senior Manager.
Senior Technologist.
Senior Staff Development Engineer.
Awards / Recognition
Innovation Hall of Fame Inductee: Delphi Automotive Systems, September 7, 2001.

1999 Delphi "Boss" Kettering Award
Enhanced 0.020" Evaporative Leak Detection and Canister Purge Control Algorithm".

Defensive Publication Award: Cylinder Identification using Ion Sense - January 1999.

General Motors Extraordinary Accomplishment Award - December 1991.
Publications and Patents Summary
Co-author of 7 US patents in the area Gasoline and Fuel Cell engine management control processes.

Co-author of 2 SAE publications in the area of automotive EMS.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Basic

Fields of Expertise

automotive emission control, automotive emissions-control technology, embedded system engine control algorithm, fuel cell, internal combustion engine pollution control, proton exchange membrane fuel cell, spark-ignition engine, automotive engineering, new product development management, small engine, engine testing, product innovation, electronic control module, technology innovation management, vapor lock, high-voltage testing, automotive emission product, refueling, Miller-cycle engine, embedded system software development, automotive exhaust system, heated catalyst, automotive catalytic converter, hydrogen safety, torque testing, motor testing, automotive fuel, cylinder head, catalyst poison, automotive sensor, combustion emission product, engine test facility, automotive test facility, product reliability improvement, engine selection, performance testing, technology development, octane number, rapid product development, thermal controller, product development cycle time, engine altitude compensation, engine ignition system, software system development, electrical product development, device product development, electrochemical process, controller, automotive regulatory compliance, research and development, internal combustion engine, automotive gasoline engine operation specification, automotive diesel engine operation specification, fuel injection, fuel consumption measurement, gasoline engine specification, test facility, life testing, hydrogen, gasoline, four-stroke cycle engine, failure analysis, exhaust, emission measurement, control system, component testing, automotive engine

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