Scott G. Kunselman is a recognized leader with 35 years of experience in the automotive industry and higher education. His 30-year career at FCA (the former Chrysler) included Chief Engineer for Ram truck where he and his team created and launched an innovative full-size truck line up that set new standards for comfort, convenience, and innovation and continues to win industry awards and recognition. His FCA career culminated with roles as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product Development, Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Quality, and Senior Vice President of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance.
He served Oakland University for 8 years – first as a Trustee and then for 5 years as Chief Operating Officer. Kunselman holds a mechanical engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University as well as an engineering master’s degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
His prior board experience includes the Michigan Science Center, The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council where he served as board chair, the Chrysler Foundation, and Horizon Global Corp. He is currently a board member at Promethient, Inc.
Avi Reichental is one of the world’s leading authorities on digital manufacturing and exponential tech convergence. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of XponentialWorks, an advisory, venture investment, and product development company. As the former president, CEO, and director of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), Reichental led the company for over a decade. He now holds numerous industry leadership roles including vice-chairman of Techniplasand chairman of Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM), chairman and co-founder of additive tech companies Nexa3D, NXT FactoryandParaMattersand ag-tech pioneer Centaur. Reichental served on the board of directors of Harman International ((NYSE: HAR) until its sale to Samsung.
In 2013, he was listed by Fortune Magazine as a top 50 business leader and in 2014 he was named by Popular Mechanics as one of the top 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream. His acclaimed TED talk about the future of 3D printing has garnered more than 2.6 million views. Reichental contributes his knowledge and insights as a contributor to Fortune, Forbes, and TechCrunch. He is a core faculty member at Singularity University, a member of the XPRIZE board, and a trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Reichental contributes his knowledge and insights as a contributor to Fortune, Forbes, and TechCrunch. He is a core faculty member at Singularity University, a member of the XPRIZE board, and a trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
Mr. Matthias Wissmann serves as a Partner of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Mr. Wissmann has served as the President of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).
He served as the President of the German Automotive Industry Federation (VDA). Mr. Wissmann is Vice President of the Association of the German Industry (BDI).
Mr. Wissmann was a Government Minister, Member of the German Parliament and Chairman of the committee for business and technology, Berlin. He was a Minister for Transport and Research in Germany. He serves as a Deputy Chairman of Seeburger AG.
He was the German Federal Secretary of Transportation. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG. He has been a Member of the Supervisory Board at Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft since August 29, 2008.
He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Freitag & Co. GmbH since June 1, 2016. Mr. Wissmann served as a Member of International Advisory Board at Rolls Royce Holdings plc (alternative name Rolls Royce Group plc). He served as a Member of Advisory Board at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg until December 31, 2013. He was a Minister (retired) and Attorney at law. He studied law, economics, and politics in Tübingen
Mr. Calabrese has spent his entire professional life with General Motors and brings over 35 years of experience in the global automotive sector. He has played several global roles across engineering, product development, quality, purchasing, and strategy. Mr. Calabrese has lead engineering teams across five continents and was a member of the Supervisory Board for Opel Europe and has driven coordinated engineering and manufacturing launch strategies for global vehicle programs.
Among the several leadership roles that Mr. Calabrese played; he was on the Board Directors of two China Joint Ventures for General Motors. More recently, Mr. Calabrese was the Vice President, Global Vehicle Engineering, and President of GM, Global Technology Operations, where he led over 16,000 engineers across 5 continents with an annual budget of $4Bn.
Mr. Calabrese is a Mechanical Engineer from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has obtained his Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and he is also a Six Sigma Black belt.
Tony Brown is a highly respected and well-known expert in the global automotive industry. Since joining Ford in 1999, Mr. Brown served in various leadership roles across global purchasing. In 2008, he became Ford’s Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, with the responsibility of about $90 Bn of production and non-production procurement for Ford worldwide.
From 1997 to 1999 Mr. Brown served in leadership positions at United Technologies Corporation, including as its Vice President, Supply Management. From 1991 to 1997 he served as Executive Director, Purchasing, and Transportation at QMS Inc.
In 2008, Rainbow/PUSH honored Mr. Brown with the “Keep Hope Alive” Award. In 2006 he received the National Action Network’s “Keeper of the Dream” Award.
Prof. Joong Hee KIM is a highly accomplished leader in the global automotive industry. His four-decade-long career spans across the entire vehicle engineering and technology value chain.
Prof. Kim started his career as manager of vehicle NVH and advance electronics at the Technical Center of Hyundai Motor Company and continued to work for 15 years. He later moved to Samsung Motors as a director of the Test and Development team progressing to become the R&D chief of Renault Samsung Motors. Prof. KIM served as a consulting director for the Automotive Battery Division at Samsung SDI and a professor at the Graduate School of Automotive Engineering, Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea.
Prof. Kim has been associated with various technical institutions and chapters. He has been the VP of several Korean engineering societies such as KSAE(Korea Society of Automotive Engineers) and KSNVE(Korea Society of Noise & Vibration Engineers). He was also the organizing committee member of KSAE Mini-Baja and a member of SAE. Currently, he is working as a Vice President of KAAE (Korea Academy for Automotive Engineering).
At Caresoft Global, Prof. KIM is a technical advisor providing valuable inputs in designing strategic solutions for the company relative to customer and market demands. Prof. KIM also helps Caresoft maintain and grow customer relationships in Korea.
Michael Calabrese is President of Control System Integrators (CSI), a leading industrial automation firm and co-founder of The Calo Group, an investment firm focused on industrial technology companies. CSI designs and integrates machine vision, control systems, product traceability and custom industrial IT software solutions for clients across industries, including the automotive and material handling sectors. Mr. Calabrese previously was an investment banker at Barclays, advising executives, private entities and private equity firms on capital market, macroeconomic and corporate strategies in the global industrial space. He structured and executed over $42 billion of announced mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions during his time at Barclays.
Mr. Calabrese began his career at General Motors in corporate finance. He received his BA from the University of Michigan and MBA from Harvard Business School, with Distinction.