March 16, 2017 @ The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan

Join more than 200 experts to network and learn about the technologies and trends that are shaping the fuel-efficient and lightweight cars of tomorrow


We work closely with our expert speakers to develop a schedule that offers delegates a glimpse into the future.

8am: Registration and networking breakfast

9am: Keynote

Bill Charmley, Director Assessment and Standards Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

9:30am: Powertrain technology – the next ten years (panel discussion)

Key stakeholders discuss the powertrain technologies that will lead to greater fuel economy and emissions reduction in passenger vehicles over the next decade and beyond.
John Juriga Hyundai – Kia Technical Center | Ben Schlimme, Toyota Technical Center | Matti Vint, Valeo North America | Geoff Duff, Honeywell | Paul Nahra, BorgWarner

10:30am: Networking break

11am: Diesel engine technology solutions for lower emissions and fuel consumption

Doug Patton, Senior Vice President, Engineering Division, Denso

11:20am: GHG – status report and outlook to 2025

Steven Sherman, Fuel Economy Development Engineer, Hyundai - Kia Technical Center

11:40am: Designing for conformity – bridging emissions certification requirements and long-term real world emissions performance

David McShane, Vice President Business Development, Ricardo

12pm: Reaching the tipping point - when do PHEVs and EVs actually pay-off for the customer?

Alexander Nase, Managing Director, FEV Consulting

12:20pm: Presentation title TBC

12:40pm: Networking lunch

2pm: Improving fuel economy through lightweighting (panel discussion)

Leading experts discuss the role of weight reduction in obtaining improved fuel economy and emissions reduction in passenger vehicles.
George Luckey, Ford Motor Company | Sandra Walker, General Motors | Blake Zuidema, ArcelorMittal | Duane Bendzinski, Novelis

3pm: Networking break

3:30pm: 48V - a transmission maker's viewpoint

Gert – Jan Vogelaar, Strategic Marketing Director, Punch Powertrain

3:50pm: Presentation title TBC

Rod Beazley, Senior Technical Director Engine Engineering, Westport Fuel Systems

4:10pm: Presentation title TBC

4:30pm: Presentation title TBC

4:50pm: Closing remarks

5pm: Networking drinks

6pm: Close


We would like to thank our partners for supporting us in our efforts to connect and inform the powertrain community.




Automotive World
Center for Automotive Research

Media Partners

Automotive World


Our hand-picked lineup of more than 20 expert speakers makes FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT an unmissable learning opportunity.

Bill Charmley

Director, Assessment and Standards Division Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

John Juriga

Director Powertrain, Hyundai - Kia Technical Center

George Luckey

Technical Expert and Group Leader, Stamping and Aluminum Technology, Ford Motor Company

Ben Schlimme

Executive Project Manager of Advanced Planning & Research – Powertrain (APR), Toyota Technical Center

Sandra Walker

Engineering Group Manager - Global Vehicle Mass Strategy, General Motors

Steven Sherman

Fuel Economy Development Engineer, Hyundai - Kia Technical Center

Matti Vint

Engineering R&D Director, Powertrain Systems, Valeo North America

Duane Bendzinski

Global Director of Technology, Automotive, Novelis

Doug Patton

Senior Vice President, Engineering Division, Denso

Geoff Duff

Director, Applications Engineering - North America, Honeywell

Paul Nahra

Director of Advanced Engine Engineering & Future Trends, BorgWarner

Rod Beazley

Senior Technical Director, Engine Engineering, Westport Fuel Systems

David McShane

Vice President Business Development, Ricardo

Gert-Jan Vogelaar

Strategic Marketing Director, Punch Powertrain

Alexander Nase

Managing Director, FEV Consulting

Blake Zuidema

Director, Automotive Product Application, ArcelorMittal

Martin Kahl

Editor, Automotive World

Ganesh Kalpundi

Partner, PwC Strategy&

Brett Smith

Co-Director, Center for Automotive Research

Scott Ulnick

Chairman & Managing Principal, Ducker


The full delegate list for FUEL ECONOMY DETROIT 2017 is currently being compiled, but below is a selection of the 200 automakers, suppliers and other key stakeholders who attended the 2016 conference.

Achates Power – President & CEO

Achates Power – Senior Marketing Manager

Acument Global Technologies – Sr. Product Engineer

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers – Director of Climate Change

Argonne National Laboratory – Director, Center for Transportation R&D

Arkema – Automotive business development

Arkema – Global Market Manager

Audi of America – Benchmark Engineer

Audi of America – Technical Benchmark Manager

Automobile Magazine – Detroit Bureau Chief

Automotive Engineering – Detroit Editor

Automotive News – Technology Editor

AVL – Chief Engineer

AVL – Director

AVL – Project Engineer II

Ayata IQ – Co-Founder

Bendix – Vice President Engineering

Bontaz Centre USA – Managing Director

BorgWarner – Senior Technical Specialist

BorgWarner – Technical Fellow

BP Lubricants Americas – OEM Business Development Manager, German OEM’s

Car & Driver – Testing Director

Center for Automotive Research – Senior Research Engineer

Citoren – Workshop manager

Continental Automotive – Market & Strategy

Continental Structural Plastics – Director, Corporate Communication

Continental Structural Plastics – Vice President, Strategy

Cummins Inc – Director – Market Intelligence

Cummins Inc – Market Intelligence Manager

Daimler – Applications Engineer

Deloitte – Director

Delphi – Global Product Manager

Derive Systems – Rapid Prototyping Team Lead

Detroit News – Automotive Editor

Detroit Chamber of Commerce – Membership Development Representative

Dow Automotive Systems – NA Structural Adhesives Field Marketing Manager

DSM – Automotive Business Development Manager

DSM – Automotive OEM Manager

DSM – Business Development Manager

DSM – Senior Application Development Engineer

Ducker Worldwide – Chairman & Managing Principal

Ducker Worldwide – Managing Director

Ducker Worldwide – Market Analyst

Ducker Worldwide – Project Director

Ducker Worldwide – Senior Researcher

Eaton – Controls Engineer

Eaton – Controls Specialist

Eaton – Engineer

Eaton – Senior Engineering Specialist

Eaton – Senior Manager of Automotive Market Intelligence

Eaton – Specialist

EFS Business Consultancy – Engagement Manager

Exa – Application Engineer

Exa – Director of North American Automotive Sales

Exa – Technical Director, North American Ground Transport

Exa – Vice President

ExxonMobil Refining and Supply – Advanced Fuels Advisor

Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies – Chief Engineer NVH Simulation

FCA – External Affairs

FCA – Powertrain Product Engineer – Torque Converters

FCA – Product Engineering Supervisor

FCA – Propulsion Planning Manager

FEV – Account Manager

FEV – Business Development Manager

FEV – Director NVH, Powertrain & Vehicle Engineering

FEV – Director, Business Development

FEV – Senior Director, Business Development

Fisker Automotive – Senior Manager, Advanced Engineering

Ford – Advanced Product Marketing Manager

Ford – Analytics Scientist

Ford – BEV/HEV Service Commodity Manager

Ford – CAE Casting Analyst

Ford – CAE Engineer

Ford – Design & Release Engineer

Ford – Fuel Economy Engineer

Ford – Fuel Economy Planning

Ford – Global Quality Communications Manager

Ford – Life Cycle Research Analyst

Ford – Manager, Energy Strategy

Ford – Manager, Planning & Strategy

Ford – Manager, Sustainability Planning

Ford – Metrologist

Ford – Operations Research Scientist

Ford – Product Analyst

Ford – Product Design Engineer

Ford – Project Manager

Ford – Regulatory Planning Engineer

Ford – Research Engineer

Ford – Senior Economist

Ford – Senior Engineer

Ford – Senior Technical Advisor

Ford – Special Studies Strategy Manager

Ford – Stop Start Feature Calibration Engineer

Ford – Sustainability Planning

Ford – Systems Engineer

Ford – Technical Expert

FOURIN, Inc. – Vice President

Frost & Sullivan – Senior Consultant

Frost & Sullivan – Vice President, Automotive & Transportation Growth

General Motors-Analyst

General Motors-ATW Tech Management

General Motors-Body Architect

General Motors-Competitive Intelligence Manager

General Motors-Competitive Intel Analyst

General Motors-Designing Engineer – Mass Integration

General Motors-Global Lead – FE Competitiveness

General Motors-Government Relations Manager

General Motors-Innovation Body Architect

General Motors-Lead Performance Engineer

General Motors-Manager

General Motors-Market and Industry

General Motors-Planning Analyst

General Motors-Planning Manager

General Motors-Profitability Manager

General Motors-Senior Buyer

General Motors-Senior Manager – Product Planning

General Motors-Vehicle Architecture Manager

GKN Automotive – Director Marketing & Business Development

Henkel – Global Market Segment Manager

Henkel – Key Account Manager

Henkel – Vice President Automotive Key Account Sales

Honda – Division Director

Honda – Manager – Powerplant Operations

Honeywell – Director of Communications

Honeywell – Gasoline Engineering Manager for the Americas

Hyundai – Senior Research Engineer

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center – Engineer

Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center – Fuel Economy Development Engineer

Hyundai-Kia Technical Center – Sr. Environment Regulatory Engineer

IAV Automotive – Marketing Manager

IAV Automotive – Vice President of Vehicle Systems

ICCT – Senior Fellow

INVISTA – Engineering Manager

Kaiser Aluminium – Vice President – Engineering

Kongsberg Automotive – Manager Business Development

KPIT Technologies – Director Enterprise Cost Management Practice

KPIT Technologies – Practice Director

KPIT Technologies – VP

Lubrizol – Global Strategic Marketing Manager

Lubrizol – Marketing

Lubrizol – Strategic Marketing

Magna International – Senior Manager

Magna International – Technical Business Analyst

Materion – Manager Business Development

Mercedes Benz – Fuel Economy Simulation and Analysis Engineer

Mercedes Benz – Senior Engineer

Mercedes Benz – Senior Engineer CO2 Regulatory and Technical Affairs

Mercedes Benz – Senior Manager

Mercedes Benz – Senior Measurement Engineer

Mercedes Benz – Testing Engineer

Middletown Tube Works – Sales Manager

Munro & Associates – Director

Myers Motors LLC – CEO

NanoSteel – Vice President of Automotive Engineering

Navigant Research – Director

Navigant Research – Senior Research Analyst

Nexteer Automotive – Manager – Future Engineering

NHTSA – Chief – CAFE Program Office

Nissan – Senior Manager

Plante Moran – Partner

Plante Moran – Senior Consultant

Repairer Driven News – Editorial Content Director

Ricardo – Commercial Director – Automotive

Shelby Welded Tube – VP of Operations

The Detroit News – Auto Writer

The Quell Group – Senior Account Director

Toyota – Engineer

Toyota – Principal Engineer

Toyota – Senior Engineer

Toyota – Vice President – Powertrain & Regulation

US EPA – Director – Light duty Vehicle and Small Engine Center

US EPA – Engineer

US EPA – Senior Policy Advisor

Valeo – Engineering R&D Director

Valeo – Marketing Analyst

Wall Street Journal – Automotive Editor


Free tickets are available to automakers and members of our sister company, Automotive World.


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