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MAGMA Showcases Future Trends in Green Mobility

A “who’s who” of green mobility visionaries and champions, including those from the Big Three, will meet to discuss how the Michigan automotive industry is leading the way in technological advances and training as the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) hosts: “Future Trends in Green Mobility”, Friday, November 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Macomb Community College – South Campus, K-Building – Room #324, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088.

A partnership of automotive manufacturing companies, educational institutions and workforce development agencies, MAGMA’s mission is to ensure the automotive industry has the engineering and technical talent needed to support hybrid, electric, lightweight, alternative fuel and additional advanced vehicle technologies, including through the alignment of educational curricula and real world applications in the field. The “Future Trends” forum will cover the following:

AGENDA:
NETWORKING AND REGISTRATION           8:00 – 8:30

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION                      8:30 – 8:40
Lisa Katz, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network

TRENDS IN VEHICLE LIGHTWEIGHTING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
8:40 – 9:20
Dr. Jay Baron, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research

JOINT INDUSTRY PANEL /Q&A 9:20 – 10:45
Part I: OEM perspectives on green mobility trends
* Randall Champagne, Hybrid Engineering Project Manager, General Motors Corporation
* Tony Tisler, Electrified Powertrain Program Manager – Software and Controls, Chrysler Group
* MavaMarie Vandervennet, Technical Training Manager, Ford Motor Company
Part II: Other frontiers in green mobility
* Philip Dingle, US Research & Advanced Projects Manager, Delphi Diesel Systems
* AT&T on green mobility fleet integration
* Daryl Patrishkoff, Chief Engineer, Performance CNG and CEO, The Center for Professional Studies

GREEN MOBILITY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES   10:45 – 11:50
* Bob Feldmaier, Director, Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, Macomb Community College
* Kevin Perry, Global Manager, Professional Development, SAE International
* Dr. Jeff Naber, Professor, ME-EM Department, Director, Advanced Power Systems Research Center, Michigan Technological University
* Gene Liao, Director, Electric Transportation Technology Program Professor
Engineering Technology Div., Wayne State University

UNDERSTANDING MAGMA PRIORITIES 11:50 – 12:00
Lisa Katz, Workforce Intelligence Network

NETWORKING, LUNCH 12:00 – 12:15

VEHICLE DEMONSTRATIONS 12:15 – 1:00
* 2014 Ford Focus BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)
* 2013 Mustang GT Street Legal Muscle Car
* 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
* 2013 Fiat 500e

“In a world of CAFE standards and environmental responsibility, green mobility – including the creation, adoption and integration of new technologies” – is of paramount importance,” said Lisa Katz, Executive Director of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN). “From lightweighting for greater fuel economy and safety to alternative energy storage, Michigan companies are navigating changes and pioneering new approaches. That means jobs but also the need for workers to be trained and ready in the latest technologies and processes.”

Registration information at:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=i44h8rjab&oeidk=a07e88xnq9z6e576c94

The Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) is convened by the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), a partnership of 7 Michigan Works! Agencies and 9 community colleges.