Prabhakar Patil currently serves in Advisory roles with several companies in various segments of the battery value chain. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LG Chem Power, Inc. (LGCPI), the North American subsidiary of lithium-ion battery-maker, LG Chem (LGC), Korea, from 2005 to 2015 and as Senior Advisor through 2016. As CEO, he had overall responsibility for the strategic direction, business development, engineering, and manufacturing activities of the company.
Prior to joining LG 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 18 patents, published 27 articles and received the Henry Ford Technology Award in 1991 for his work in Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development. He was elected a Fellow by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in 2007.
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Innovations Toward Manufacturability
(3:00pm - 3:45pm)