SPEAKER: Bob Lee
VP, Head of Engine & Electrified Propulsion Engineering Chrysler Group LLC
Powertrain Coordination - Group Executive Council Fiat S.p.A.
Abstract: The fuel economy regulation calls for doubling the fuel economy by 2025. This puts tremendous pressure on car manufacturers and stimulates innovative thinking regarding the powertrain technologies. This presentation will highlight future pathways for energy and transportation systems, and Chrysler’s perspective on the advanced engine technologies, drivelines, alternative fuels, and electrification of powertrains.
Bio: Bob Lee is Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering for Chrysler Group LLC. He was also named to the position of Powertrain Coordination on the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat S.p.A. in 2011. In his capacity as Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC, Lee has responsibility for directing the design, development and release of all engines and electrified propulsion
systems for Chrysler Group LLC products. Lee joined the company in 1978 as an engineer-in-training in the Chrysler Institute of Engineering program and has since held a variety of positions in different areas of powertrain. Lee is known for leading many new engine programs including the rebirth of the iconic HEMI® V-8 engine and the new
Pentastar V-6 engine.
An active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) since 1978, Lee is a founding member of the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference Leadership Team and served as the 2007 NAIPC conference chairman. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.