Ron L. Graves
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ronald Graves is on staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a technical advisor for transportation R&D and is also a part-time subject matter expert for Energetics, Inc. He retired from his full-time role at ORNL in 2016 as Director of the Sustainable Transportation Program, which covered the laboratory’s research in vehicle efficiency technologies, fuels, and intelligent transportation systems. He joined ORNL in 1976 after receiving his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has been a member and leader of many projects in transportation fuels and engines since the early 1980s, including work on pathways to higher engine efficiency, alcohol fuels, and the effects of fuel sulfur and fuel composition on combustion and emissions. He currently serves on the technical teams for the U.S. DRIVE Partnership and the 21st Century Truck Partnership. Over 25 years ago, he led the establishment of engine and emissions research at ORNL that continues today. He has participated in Working Groups of the Coordinating Research Council and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Graves has a record of over 60 publications and reports that encompass subjects in internal combustion engines, fuels, power systems, and materials. He shares four patents with co-workers. He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences committee on Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle fuel economy, and is a member of several selection committees for awards to individuals and organizations.
Daniel M. Hancock
General Motors Corporation
Dan Hancock (NAE) retired from General Motors effective September 1, 2011. He was most recently GM vice president, Global Strategic Product Alliances and had been named to this position on June 1, 2010. In this newly-created position, Dan was charged with building strong product alliance relationships and speeding development and implementation of joint ventures for winning vehicles and technologies. Hancock’s previous appointments included GM Powertrain vice president, global engineering and chief executive officer, Fiat-GM Powertrain, based in Turin, Italy. After joining General Motors in 1968 he held various engineering positions within Allison Transmission Division, which later became Detroit Diesel Allison Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1983 he became Chief Engineer for Detroit Diesel in Redford, Michigan. He became Technical Director, Advanced Powertrain, at the Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM Canada Group in 1987. In 1992, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Small Block V8 engine, and in 1994 was appointed director, transmission engineering, GM Powertrain. In 1997, he returned to Indianapolis where he was named president, Allison Transmission Division. Born in Indiana, Hancock received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and a bachelor's degree also in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute, Michigan, in 1974. Hancock served as chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers Foundation Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2008. He served as president of FISITA, the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, from 2004 to 2006. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011. He is a recipient of the SAE Medal of Honor, the Great Golden Medal for Service to the Republic of Austria, and the Sagamore of the Wabash recognition from the State of Indiana. He presently splits his time between his home in Indianapolis and Beaver Creek, Colorado, where he enjoys skiing and high altitude hiking.
W. Michael Hanemann
Arizona State University
W. Michael Hanemann (NAS) joined the Arizona State University Department of Economics and the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy in 2011 where he is a Wrigley Chair in Sustainability. He came to ASU from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy. His research interests include non-market valuation, the economics of water and of climate change, environmental policy, adaptive management, and demand modeling for market research. Dr. Hanemann has served on many NRC committees and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. He is currently a lead author and a contributing lead author for Working Group III of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. Dr. Hanemann received his B.A. degree from Oxford University in philosophy, politics, and economics, his M.S. from the London School of Economics in development economics, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Public Finance and Decision Theory and Economics. He received an honorary Ph.D from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement from the European Association of Environmental & Resource Economists. He is an inaugural Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and a Fellow of the American Association of Agricultural Economics.
Resources for the Future
Winston Harrington is senior fellow at Resources for the Future, where his research interests include urban transportation, motor vehicles and air quality, and problems of estimating the costs of environmental policy. He has worked extensively on the economics of enforcing environmental regulations, the health benefits derived from improved air quality, the costs of waterborne disease outbreaks, endangered species policy, federal rulemaking procedures, and the economics of outdoor recreation. Harrington has written or coauthored five books and numerous book chapters. In October 2000, he won the Vernon Award of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management for a paper he coauthored, "On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates." Harrington has served as a consultant to U.S. state and federal governments, the World Bank, and the Harvard Institute for International Development and has worked in Lithuania, Mexico, and Poland.
Arizona State University
Gary Marchant is a Regents’ Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Science, & Innovation in the College of Law at Arizona State University. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. Professor Marchant teaches environmental law, science and technology, genetics and the law, and environmental justice. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, he was a partner at the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of British Columbia, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Paul Menig is CEO of Tech-I.M., a consultancy. Previously he was employed by Freightliner where he was was responsible for daily production problems, field problems, custom work orders, and advanced engineering for electrical and electronic items such as engines, transmissions, brakes, and safety devices. Mr. Menig joined Daimler Trucks North America in July of 1994 and initially led the development of electronics for the new Freightliner Century Class truck product line. Prior to joining Freightliner, Mr. Menig spent seven years with Eaton Truck Components, leading a team as large as sixty-five people in the development of electronic products for automated mechanical transmissions, brakes and tire pressure control. These activities included some world-wide responsibility and coordination with engineering in Europe and joint venture development with Japanese companies. Prior to that, Mr. Menig worked for the industrial automation part of Eaton known as Cutler-Hammer. During those 8 years he lead teams working on sensors, factory communications, programmable and motion controllers and vision inspection equipment. Prior to Eaton, Mr. Menig worked 5 years for General Electric in the areas of medical equipment for hospitals, remotely guided military vehicles (smart bombs) and charge coupled device imagers and signal processors. Mr. Menig graduated from MIT in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He participated in the ABC program of General Electric, completing the A and B portions. Masters degree work in electrical engineering was completed with the exception of a thesis at Marquette University. In addition, Mr. Menig has participated in numerous training programs such as Total Quality Management, Software Development, Strategic Planning, Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, ISO 9000, Vehicle Dynamics, etc.
North American Council for Freight Efficiency
Mike Roeth has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 30 years, is the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the Trucking Efficiency Operations for the Carbon War Room. Mike’s specialty is brokering green truck collaborative technologies into the real world at scale. He has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Mike served as Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers Association, Board member of the Automotive Industry Action Group. He currently serves on the second National Academy of Sciences Committee on Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and is a Department of Energy Merit Reviewer for the SuperTruck programs. He understands the customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial vehicle industry having held various positions in product development, engineering, reliability, quality, sales, materials and plant management with Navistar and Behr/Cummins.
Gary W. Rogers
Gary W. Rogers is Vice President of Advanced Engineering for Roush Enterprises. His previous positions included director of research at the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science; president, chief executive officer, and sole director, FEV, Inc.; director, Power Plant Engineering Services Division, and senior analytical engineer, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.; design development engineer, Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and Exploration Geophysicist, Shell Oil Company. He has extensive experience in research, design, and development of advanced engine and powertrain systems, including homogeneous and direct-injection gasoline engines, high-speed direction injection passenger car diesel engines, heavy-duty diesel engines, hybrid vehicle systems, gas turbines, pumps, and compressors. He provides corporate leadership for a multinational research, design, and development organization specializing in engines and energy systems. He is a Fellow of the SAE, is an advisor to the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) on heavy-fuel engines, and sits on the President’s Advisory Board of Clemson University and on the advisory board to the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Oakland University. He is currently a member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems for the National Academies and has served as a member of the NRC Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program, the NRC Committee on the Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards, the NRC Panel on Benefits of DOE’s Light-Duty Hybrid Vehicle R&D Program, the NRC Committee for the Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy and a Member of the NRC Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Colorado.
Charles K. Salter
Charles K. Salter is retired after 39 years with Mack Trucks, Inc/Volvo PowerTrain NA . His experience covers a wide range of heavy-duty diesel engine engineering and development. His most recent positions included Executive Director, Engine Development, where he was responsible for all engine/system functions (design & analysis; emissions control/fuel economy; electronics systems & test). This responsibility included the design & production introduction of the world’s first fully electronically controlled diesel unit injector engine. He was also Executive Director, Advanced Engine Engineering, and collaborated with 3-site (Sweden, France, USA) advanced heavy-duty diesel engine research projects. He jointly initiated (w/ Detroit Diesel) and developed, with EPA & industry, a urea infrastructure for 2007 engine production (then delayed to 2010). He participated in industry collaborative research through the DOE Diesel Crosscut Committee, part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership. He was a consultant to Volvo PowerTrain NA on advanced large truck diesel EGR cooler vibration study/amelioration; on heavy-duty truck hybrid powertrain duty cycle test procedure development for comparative fuel consumption (EPA/industry/HTUF), and a study of regulatory boundaries for the EPA heavy duty truck and engine non-conformance penalty rule. He has served on two National Research Council committees including the Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and the Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership Phase 2. He is a Society of Automotive Engineers member for 47 years and was a board member of Engine Manufacturers Association for 25 years, including a term as President. He was a member of Technology & Maintenance Council of ATA. He holds a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering, Penn State University, and a master’s of science in mechanical engineering, solid mechanics, University of Maryland.
Christine Vujovich retired in 2009 from Cummins Inc. as its vice president, marketing and environmental policy. During much of her 31 years at Cummins, Mrs. Vujovich served as its environmental policy officer. In the late 1980s, she attended to the heavy-duty engine issues for her company in the reauthorization of the Clean Air Act. She collaborated with other industry representatives to develop industry positions, and worked with Congressional staff to balance new legislative initiatives with technology practicalities. Those initiatives included NOx and particulate requirements for heavy-duty engines. Her experiences with the United States regulatory process aided her similar work in Europe, China and India. She oversaw Cummins’ participation in the development of several automotive regulations for the commercial vehicle and equipment markets, and then oversaw the implementation of these regulations through the technical work inside the company. During her tenure at Cummins, she served terms as Chair for the Engine Manufacturers Association and the Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee of the Clear Air Advisory Committee. Since retiring from Cummins, Mrs. Vujovich has co-chaired the Health Effects Institute Special Committee on Emerging Technology whose work culminated in the publication, The Future of Vehicle Fuels and Technologies: Anticipating Health Benefits and Challenges. She has in addition served as adjunct faculty at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Mrs Vujovich has an undergraduate degree in Teaching of the Earth Sciences and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois. She attended the Yale executive management program.
University of Michigan
John Woodrooffe retired in 2016 from University of Michigan Transportation Institute (UMTRI) where he headed the Transportation Safety Analytics and is Director of the Commercial Vehicle Research and Policy Program. He was further responsible for the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics, which conducts nationwide surveys of Trucks Involved in Fatal Accidents (TIFA) and Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents (BIFA), and the Statistical Analysis Group, which performs analytical modeling and conducts research to advance statistical methods for road and vehicle safety analysis. He is an international expert on policy and safety evaluation of large vehicles in large vehicles including stability and control, accident reconstruction, vehicle productivity, fuel use and environmental impact. He has participated in many large international technical projects and has been a member of vehicle-related OECD technical expert working groups, most recently the OECD / JTRC project entitled “Heavy Vehicles: Regulatory, Operational and Productivity Improvements”. This Paris based International Task Force examined regulatory concepts and future truck technology and for sustainable road transport. Prior to joining UMTRI, Mr. Woodrooffe founded the Road Vehicle Research Program at the National Research Council of Canada and developed it into a successful, internationally-active heavy truck research laboratory. He was a consultant to Australia's National Road Transport Commission for a unique three-year performance-based standards development project that produced a new performance-based regulatory system for large vehicle combinations. Mr. Woodrooffe holds master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa.
University of Michigan
Martin Zimmerman retired in 2017 as the Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan. His career has spanned academia, government and business. He served as chief economist as well as group vice president at Ford Motor Company, where he was responsible for corporate economics, governmental affairs, environmental and safety engineering and corporate social responsibility. Before joining Ford, he taught at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and at the business school at the University of Michigan. He served on the National Commission on Energy Policy and also served as a Senior Staff Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors and as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office. He is presently the Chair of the Board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research is concerned with energy policy, government regulation of business and economic developments in the automotive industry. Professor Zimmerman earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and the A.B. degree from Dartmouth College.