• CAAT Industry Advisory Council (IAC)

    The role of the CAAT Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is to provide strategic direction and support the CAAT’s development of curriculum to meet the education needs of current and future workers in the automotive industry.  Efforts are currently focused on training engineering technicians to assist with the industry’s development of more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.  The technologies currently being utilized by vehicle manufacturers include electrified vehicles, automated and connected vehicles, and materials light weighting.  The IAC input is critical to ensure graduating students have the appropriate skills to work within these new technologies.

    CAAT Industry Advisory Council Members:

    John C. Haraf

    General Motors
    Engineering Director Hybrid Vehicle Integration & Controls

    Lutz Kuehnke

    Continental Automotive Systems
    Head of Business Unit ADAS NAFTA

    Jayesh Patel

    Bosch Battery Systems, LLC
    Director of Engineering

    Simon Price

    Robert Bosch LLC
    Engineering Laboratory Manager

    Douglas A. Richman

    Kaiser Aluminum
    Vice President Engineering & Technology

    Mike Sweers

    Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Chief Engineer Tundra and Tacoma Trucks

    Ben Winter

    Chrysler Group LLC
    Vice President Head of Vehicle Engineering

     Praveen Singh

    Arada Systems
    President and CEO


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