Prior to joining LGCPI, Gray served as vice president of Electrification Powertrain Engineering at AVL List, GmbH, where she was responsible for AVL’s Electrification Business Unit. She is well remembered and respected in the industry as the director of Global Battery Systems Engineering at General Motors, where her team successfully developed and launched the lithium-ion battery system used in the Chevrolet Volt, working closely with the LG Chem team. The Volt uses LG Chem battery cells produced at the company’s plant in Holland, Michigan.
Gray received her MS in Engineering Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.
Prior to joining LGCPI in 2005, Dr. Patil spent his entire professional career of 27 years at Ford Motor Company in various engineering and management positions. He served as chief engineer for Ford’s Hybrid Technologies during 2003 and was also chief engineer for the Ford Escape Hybrid from 1998 to 2003.
Dr. Patil received his undergraduate degree from IIT, Bombay, and his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has 12 patents, published 22 articles and received the Henry Ford Technology Award in 1991 for his work in Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development.
To be the North American center of excellence for the design and development of Battery Management Systems, Modules and Packs in collaboration with the Korea team and serve as the interface for local customers to make LG Chem Energy Solution Company the global leader in Li-ion batteries for vehicle and energy storage applications.