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John Mills heads SimuQuest, Inc. as President and CEO. John co-founded SimuQuest in 2001 with a vision to develop software tools that would enable rapid model-based innovation of vehicle controls.

John’s career started with Ford Research in the UK, after graduation from Aston University in 1986. He was involved in the development of electronic throttle control (ETC) technology, moving to the USA in 1991 to support ETC development and multi-variable engine idle speed control for Ford.

In 1992 John joined GM Powertrain developing engine air/EGR estimation/prediction algorithms and controls oriented vehicle models.

In 1995 he moved to Hyundai as a Manager for Powertrain Controls and Diagnostics.

In 1997, John joined Motorola Automotive in a technical lead role to focus on engine control and to determine the viability of automatic code generation (auto-code) for production.

In 1999, John was made responsible for managing Motorola’s new model-based software development group. In this role, John led the first auto-industry production auto-code deployment, whereby all of the application level controls & diagnostics software were auto-coded. This first application was for the Ford power seat module and the software defect/effort/cost reductions were dramatic.

John has an MS in Electronics and Computer Control Systems from Wayne State University and BSc with Honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK.

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