Program - SAE

Program - SAE

The Premier Powertrain Leadership Forum Focused on the North American Market

North American International

Powertrain Conference

Sept 19-21, 2012

Westin Chicago River North Hotel

Chicago, Illinois, USA

2012 Event Theme: Economically Viable

Powertrains to Meet the North American

2025 Requirements

North American International

Powertrain Conference

Sept 19-21, 2012

Westin Chicago River North Hotel

Chicago, Illinois, USA

2012 Event Theme: Economically Viable

Powertrains to Meet the North American

2025 Requirements

The North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC)

is an exclusive, executive-level event where the most profound

issues in the automotive industry are presented, discussed,

and debated; focusing on current and future challenges and

opportunities in the North American powertrain market.


A Note from Bob Lee: Chairperson, NAIPC Executive Leadership Team

I invite you to join me in Chicago for this year’s North American International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC) on September 19-21.

Themed this year as “Economically Viable Powertrains to Meet the North American 2025 Requirements,” pertinent issues will be addressed by

conference speakers through provocative presentations on where the future pathways for energy and transportation systems are headed as we

approach the 2025 deadline. Conference participants will be encouraged to tackle these pathways head-on through a series of discussions and

debate panels that will explore implications –positive and negative –for both the short and long term.

As the premier annual event for executive-level leaders in the powertrain arena, this year’s NAIPC will feature an exciting line-up of speakers.

In fact, each presenter has been carefully chosen in order to provide new and interesting vantage points for attendees. Governed by Chatham

House Rules, the conference is an electrifying forum that encourages candid dialogue and stimulating discussions.

The conference will open on Wednesday evening with a compelling keynote presentation from Ray Kurzweil, a preeminent technology futurist and

multiple award-winning inventor. As one of the leading inventors of our time, Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall

Street Journal and the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison” by Inc. Magazine. His inventions include the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font

optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer

capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition

system. Ray’s latest book, The Singularity is Near, is a New York Times best seller. This presentation will undoubtedly encourage attendees to

open their minds and think creatively from the very start of the conference.

Keeping the momentum going from day one, on day two and three of the conference, attendees will hear thought-provoking discussions on

alternative fuels, the future of vehicle electrification, and both conventional and new conventional powertrains. Each area will be broken down

into micro-discussions from the perspective of the technology, economics, consumer and producer. This wide range of perspectives will offer

attendees the ability to look beyond current issues and begin to realize future solutions.

This year’s event promises to be a stimulating experience for all who are in attendance. I encourage you to take full advantage of the unique

opportunities the NAIPC offers—information exchange, networking opportunities, and, most importantly, the sharing of knowledge and solutions.

I look forward to seeing you in Chicago in September.


Bob Lee

VP and Head Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering

Chrysler Group LLC


Preliminary Program — as of 7-25-12

Wednesday, September 19

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Keynote Presentation

Ray Kurzweil

Author, Futurist and Award-Winning Inventor

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 22

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Bob Lee, VP and Head Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering,

Chrysler Group LLC, 2012 NAIPC Chairperson

Frank Klegon, 2012 SAE International President

8:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Alternative Fuels Session

In the Alternative Fuels session, the panelists will address Technology, Economics, and the Producer and

Consumer aspects for migration to alternative sources of energy. The session will cover the outcome

of the recent NPC study and speakers will additionally discuss the portfolio of available solutions,

barriers to growth, economics and environmental impacts. The pros and cons of available solutions will

be covered from a producer, infrastructure and consumer perspective, making for a comprehensive

presentation of information, perspectives and conclude with a panel of the likely outcomes.

Moderator: Mike Gallagher, Senior Adviser Westport Innovations, Chairman Natural Gas Group

of the NPC Future Transportation Fuels Study & Chairman of Cummins Westport Inc. and Agility

Fuel System


Samantha Gross, Director, Integrated Research, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor and Head of Energy Analysis Team, Shell Global Scenario Group

Eric Tech, President, Global Truck and Engine, Navistar

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Q&A

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Electrification Session

The market penetration of vehicles using electrified propulsion systems will depend on meeting

multiple challenges – including the total cost of ownership (TCO) economics; battery power electronics;

charging infrastructure development; and consumers’ willingness to pay for green technologies. The

Electrification Panel will discuss these strategic drivers of vehicle electrification: technology challenge,

consumer perceptions and economics of producing this evolving technology.

Moderator: Ali Emadi, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain and Director of

MacAUTO/Founder and Chairman, HEVT, Inc.


George Patrick III, Deputy Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce

Clay Voorhees, Assistant Professor, MSU

Joe Vitale, Global Automotive Sector Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

Rupert Stützle, Vice President, Gasoline Systems, Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Technology Product

Area Power Electronics, Robert Bosch GmbH

David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Dept. of

Energy (Invited)

12:00 noon – 12:20 p.m. Q&A

12:20 noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Unconventional Powertrain Session

The Unconventional Powertrain session focuses on bringing technologies to market that do not follow

main stream processes or thinking. We will include ways of making the value proposition decision

for nonstandard technologies from both large and small companies. Factors considered will include

identifying the market need, the financial implications of launching a new technology as well as ways

to develop and validate new Powertrain concepts.


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Moderator: Scott Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Tula Tech


Oliver Hazimeh, Partner, PwC | PRTM Management Consulting

Roger Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Dana Holding Corp.

Steven Kiefer, Senior Vice President, Delphi and President Delphi Powertrain Systems

William Farris, Vice President, Commercialization & Technology Transfer, National Renewable

Energy Laboratory

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Q&A

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m Networking Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Portfolio Analysis – New CAFE Standards: Will they be met?

Parisa Bastini, PhD Student, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, UK and MIT’s Sloan

Automotive Laboratory

The future of transportation technology, energy policy, and the decisions that need to be made are

uncertain. Each of these decisions will have both economic and social impacts. A portfolio solution,

including vehicle efficiencies, alternative fuels and electrification, and government policies, as well as

their environmental and economic impacts will be highlighted during this session.

Friday, September 21

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Conventional Powertrains Session

Many industry forecasts show continuous incremental improvements will keep conventional

powertrains in the North American market for several years to come. This session will explore the

technical and business aspects of these improvements, from the producer and consumer perspectives

in both the light and heavy duty market segments.

Moderator: Thomas Stephens, General Motors Executive (retired)


John Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins

Mitsuo Hitomi, Executive Officer, Powertrain Division, Mazda

Markus Heyn, Executive Vice President Passenger Cars, Robert Bosch GmbH

Bob Fascetti, Director, Global Engine Engineering, Ford Motor Company

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Q&A

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon *NEW* Debate Panel

“How will we afford the required technology of the future?”

The Debate Panel is a new concept to the North American International Powertrain Conference with

the intent of intensifying the interchange around topics discussed during the conference sessions,

as well as in the informal networking. The focus will be on the conference theme of “Economically

Viable Powertrains to Meet the North American 2025 Standards” and the debate will be among key

representatives from automotive OEMs, academia, and government, who are actively involved in

leading the implementation of the required solutions.

Moderator: David Cole, Chairman Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research


Dan Kapp, Director, Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Bob Lee, VP Engines, Electrified Propulsion, and Advance Powertrain Engineering, Chrysler

Group LLC

Uwe-Dieter Grebe, Executive Director - GME Lead Executive CO2 & Advanced Technology Work,

General Motors

Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus College of Business and Behavioral Science, The Clemson Institute

12:00 noon –12:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote—“Impact of the Presidential Election on the Industry”

Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus College of Business and Behavioral Science, The Clemson Institute

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony

1:00 p.m. Lunch

Preliminary Program as of July 25, 2012. Schedule is subject to change.

For program and event updates, visit


2012 NAIPC Sponsors

(as of August 09, 2012)

AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc

Aisin World Corp Of America


Chrysler LLC

Continental Automotive Systems

DENSO International America Inc

Delphi Automotive Systems


Ford Motor Co

Hella Inc

Honeywell Turbo Technologies

Horiba Instruments Inc

Hyundai-Kia America Technical

Center Inc

IAV Automotive Engineering Inc


KSPG Automotive

MAHLE Powertrain LLC

Means Industries Inc

Nissan Motor Company Ltd

Ricardo Inc

Robert Bosch LLC

Schaeffler Group USA Inc

Sears Mfg Co

The Timken Company

Ticona Engineering Polymers

Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg NA Inc


Hotel Information

Westin Chicago River North Hotel

320 North Dearborn

Chicago, IL 60610


All attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements:

• A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at The Westin Chicago River North. SAE’s group rate

is $285 per room per night single or double occupancy, all inclusive, plus local, state and federal

applicable taxes.

• Reservations must be made directly through the Housing Connection by Tuesday, August 24

by contacting The Housing Connection at 1-800-847-5810 North America or 1-801-521-9025

International or through our on-line connection at


Registration Information

Pre-registration Deadline: August 31, 2012

Registering by this date will ensure your name is listed as an attendee in the onsite event guide. When

registering, please also indicate which of the three breakout sessions you would like to participate in based

on your area of interest (choose only one). Registration for each session is first come, first serve, and will

be closed when filled to capacity. On-site, you must initially report to the session that is indicated on your

badge, but may move to other sessions of interest or remain with your group.

Registration Categories and Fees

Category By 8/31/12 After 8/31/12

SAE Classic Member $1,295 $1,395

SAE Premium Member $1,270 $1,370

SAE Elite Member $1,245 $1,345

Non-Member $1,695 $1,795

On-site Registration Hours:

Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

To Register:


Telephone: 1-877-606-7323

(USA and Canada)

Or 1-724-776-4970

(outside of USA and Canada)

Fax: 1-724-776-0790


Conditions of Sale

Payment must accompany registration. Registrations received

after change to September 6, 2011 will automatically be

charged the on-site price. All cancellations must be in writing

and received by SAE prior to change to September 6, 2011.

A $50 processing fee will be assessed for each cancelled

registration that results in a refund. Refunds will not be issued

if cancellation occurs on or after change to September 6, 2011.

This policy includes special event and meal fees. For the SAE

membership registration rates, member dues must be current

at the start of the event. Children under 16 years of age are not

permitted to attend.

SAE will do what is feasible to make its events

reasonably accessible to attendees. If you have

special accommodation needs, please let us know in

advance by calling 1-877-606-7323 (1-724-776-4970

outside U.S. and Canada). Accommodations requested on site

will be provided only if possible for us to do so on short notice.


2012 NAIPC Leadership Team

Conference Chairperson

Bob Lee

Vice President and Head of Engine Powertrain and

Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering

Jeremy W. Holt

Vice President


Dave Baxter

Executive Administrator

Technical Administration

Toyota Technical Center

Kenneth Howden

Director, 21st Century Truck Partnership

U.S. Department of Energy

Raymond W. Corbin

Vice President

AVL North America

Sujit Jain

Regional President

Global Sales – North American OEMs

Gasoline Systems Division

Robert Bosch LLC

Bob Fascetti

Director, Global Engine Engineering

Powertrain Product Development

Ford Motor Company

Doug Patton

Senior Vice President, Engineering Division

DENSO International America, Inc.


Gary W. Rogers

President and CEO, FEV, Inc., and

Executive Vice President, FEV Motorentechnik, GmbH

Dave Porreca

Director, Automotive Business

SAE International

J. Gary Smyth

Executive Director, Global R&D Laboratories

GM Global Research and Development

General Motors Corporation

Yo Usuba

Executive Vice President


Wolfgang Warnecke

Chief Scientist Mobility

Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland) GmbH


The NAIPC experience is unique; defined by distinctive

characteristics such as insightful keynote presentations,

stimulating panel discussions, and provocative Q&A sessions—

along with unparalleled networking opportunities.

The NAIPC is developed by industry leaders, for industry leaders.

The NAIPC Executive Leadership Team—a distinguished group

of powertrain professionals—have thoughtfully drawn from their

collective expertise to offer this exclusive and unsurpassed

program which will undoubtedly meet your highest expectations.



North American International

Powertrain Conference

Sept 19-21, 2012

Westin Chicago River North Hotel

Chicago, Illinois, USA

2012 Event Theme: Economically Viable

Powertrains to Meet the North American

2025 Requirements