Principal Materials Engineer
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Gregg's OEM and Tier 1 automotive engineering experience spans more than 30 years and includes extensive ferrous and non-ferrous body structure design and innovation, aerodynamics, software controls, manufacturing/processing and more. He has also utilized carbon fiber for aerospace as well as a variety of non-automotive structural applications. Gregg also has more than 10 years of sales experience and substantial entrepreneurial involvement. In every role, Gregg has demonstrated superb leadership skills and an ability to heighten creativity in himself and others.
During his tenure at General Motors' Advanced Engineering Vehicle Group, Gregg directed 20% of his department's budget toward new technologies. As a Lotus Engineering representative, he was instrumental in technology transfer with NASA-successfully adapting software from the aerospace industry to automotive.
Another notable achievement is Gregg's innovative thinking regarding commercial vehicle battery usage. He championed the idea that battery cost should be viewed in terms of $/lb. and that lightweight material use can reduce battery costs. Gregg's unique logic points to a significant opportunity for the electric vehicle industry. In fact, he made several presentations at battery and electric vehicle conferences showing that it's significantly more cost-effective to engineer lightweight electric vehicles using relatively expensive materials than to increase vehicle range by adding batteries.
WHY THIS EVENT IS UNIQUE
The Largest Automotive OEM-Led Lightweight Materials, Structures And Manufacturing Summit Is Returning To COBO Center Detroit
Following global growth and expansion, GALM USA Detroit is returning with a brand new program on how to 'Implement Lightweighting Innovations & Optimize Multi-Material Architectures For EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Next Gen ICEVs.
Summit participants will benefit from:
- New agenda topics and themes researched with industry peers that fully reflect the evolution to a new generation of vehicles, including how the design and technical challenges posed by EVs in terms of costs and margins are being overcome.
- A highly informative mix of practical in-depth technical sessions, case study-led presentations and forward looking panels featuring leading OEMs, supplier innovations, technical experts and engineering professionals
- Technology innovation showcase comprising world leading providers of advanced materials, technologies, manufacturing solutions, BIWs and live demonstrations in the adjoining exhibition hall to ensure participants are fully up-to-speed on key industry developments and directions.
- Unrivaled networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks and drinks reception that ensure an interactive, dynamic gathering for engineers from OEMs, leading suppliers and technology innovators on automotive structures and materials.
- A unique holistic perspective offering practical insights and thought leadership on lightweighting covering advanced materials, body structures and related integration and optimisation issues, CAE and simulation tools and techniques, joining and testing technologies, coupled with best practices and business cases for implementing those advancements into existing production lines.