Phil Barker has been in the automotive industry for 19 years, predominantly in the field of vehicle and chassis engineering, but more recently, as Chief Engineer of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies, in response to the increasing amount of consultancy work undertaken by Lotus Engineering in this field.
His expertise lies in the vehicle integration and feasibility of electric and hybrid technologies into existing and all-new platforms. He also has experience in the creation of vehicle concepts using present and future technologies.page top
Dr. Lampérth is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of EVO Electric Ltd (www.evo-electric.com) and Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He studied at Winterthur Polytechnic and Imperial College (Phd Mechanical Engineering, 1999). Previous work engagements include industrial research and development at Kissling Ltd and an apprenticeship at MSW-Winterthur, both in Switzerland.
Dr. Lampérth has numerous scientific publications in the field of mechatronics, including important work on electric machines, hybrid-electric vehicle drivetrains, and medical robotics. He co-founded EVO Electric in 2006 to commercialise advanced electric machine technology he helped develop at Imperial College.page top
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Phil Whiffin has worked in the automotive industry for 20 years, covering all aspects of product development from research projects through to vehicle launch. Phil has extensive experience in delivering complex, advanced vehicle systems in tight timescales. He led the team delivering the stop-start Freelander, which won the European Tata innovation and the Jaguar Land Rover Technology awards. He has been involved in sustainable mobility projects for some time and now leads the systems engineering of Hybrid projects at Jaguar Land Rover. His education includes a MBA from Warwick University and a masters in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough.page top
Simon Arbuthnot is currently a manager at Ricardo Strategic Consulting and has received his professional education Cranfield School of Management, with specialism in Economics, Strategy and Finance. Simon has over 10 years of management experience with OEMs in automotive industry including Ford Motor Co and Lexus. He has been involved with a number of operations including:
Simon has also been involved with key projects throughout his career which include:
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Dave Goodwin was educated at he University of Wales where her received his degree in Economics and Statistics in 1968. Since then, Dave has gained extensive experience in the battery industry:
From 1985 to 1985 he joined Dowty Batteries/Ultralife Batteries and held various positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He worked towards building a strong customer base, mainly in the US, for a number of specialist battery technologies, particularly Silver and Lead Chloride Magnesium batteries, used in naval equipment, such as underwater countermeasures, torpedoes and sonobuoys. He was also responsible for the launch of new high power primary lithium batteries (Lithium Manganese Dioxide) for military communications and search and rescue equipment.
From 1996 to 1997, Dave worked for BlueStar Batteries in Canada as European Marketing Director. He developed an extensive European business base for its lithium primary battery technology (Lithium Sulphur Dioxide) used in sophisticated military equipment to power radios, laser range finders, night vision equipment, missile launchers etc.
Starting in 1997, he joined DSB Special Batteries/AEA Technology Battery Systems/AGM Batteries/ABSL Power Solutions as Business Development Manager. Dave is now responsible for the sales and marketing of new advanced high power and high specific energy Li-ion rechargeable cells developed by AGM batteries (a JV company with UK and Japanese partners). More recently Dave has been involved in the development of large battery systems (50kWh and above) for a variety of military and unmanned underwater vehicles, using ultra high power/energy Li-ion systems.
Dave will present a short history of the development of advanced Li-ion battery technologies, and will show how the industry in general and ABSL/AGM Batteries in particular is planning to develop and introduce new products to meet the future needs (performance, cost and volumes) of the hybrid and electric vehicle industry.page top
Nick has worked closely with business planning functions, providing strategy guidance and market development support throughout his career.
In his previous role he was Product Planning Director at TRW with global responsibility for their £3 billion automotive steering business providing strategy guidance for their electric steering products. Prior to this Nick was responsible for leading Lucas/TRW’s developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technologies including ACC and Lane Departure Warning and was instrumental in setting up a JV company with Thales for 77 GHz radar sensor development and production.
Nick has 13 years of automotive experience preceded by 23 years in Aerospace and Defence at British Aerospace and Lucas. As well as holding senior management positions in these corporations, Nick has been MD of EMM Computers, a technology start up company which exceeded $ 1 million turnover in its first year of operation.
Since joining Frost & Sullivan in 2004 Nick has been working closely with senior executives in the automotive domain developing their business and product strategy.