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FISITA announces the 2021 FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership recipients

At the FISITA World Mobility Summit held on November 10th, FISITA were proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership.

The FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership has been established to create a unique status within the automotive and mobility systems engineering community, through which outstanding achievers can be acknowledged and recognised for their commitment and contribution to the technology of mobility.

The FISITA Academy endorsement delivers FISITA recognition and status for the world’s leading technology experts, as hand-picked on an annual basis by the FISITA President and an international team of advisors.

This unique status launches at a time of significant technological advancement as the traditional automobile industry rapidly evolves. Technology and technologists are leading this evolution, with the technology of mobility creating a high demand for the engineering capability required to progress the connected, autonomous, smart, clean and safe mobility solutions of today and tomorrow.

The recipients of the FISITA Technical Academy 2021 are:

  • Christophe Aufrère, SVP Chief Technical Officer, Faurecia

  • Prof. Chris Brace, Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Academic Director – IAAPS, Bath University

  • Michelle Gardner, Vice President - Global Hardware Components and Subsystems, General Motors

  • Prof. Mike Fangwu Ma, Professor, College of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University

  • Doug L. Parks, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors

  • Kunio Nakaguro, Executive Officer, Executive Vice President R&D, Nissan Motor Company

  • RJ Scaringe, Founder & CEO, Rivian Automotive

  • Rodolfo Schoeneburg, Director of Development Safety, Durability, Corrosion Protection, Mercedes-Benz

  • Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer, Ford Motor Company

  • Sijie Zu, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SAIC Motor

To view the all the FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership recipients please click here.

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