Celebrating 20 Years

Automotive News PACE Award Judges

John Adams

Director and Executive Vice President - Retired
Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.

Toshikata "Toshi" Amino

Executive-in-Residence & Distinguished Fellow
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
Visiting Professor, Kansai University of International Studies

Raymond G. Boeman, Ph.D.

Director, Transportation Program & National Transportation Research User Facility
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Howard Comstock

President and CEO
Regional Auto Centers

Neil De Koker

President & CEO (retired)
Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)

Wade Edwards

Partner
W. R. Edwards & Associates

J Ferron

Director of Judges
Automotive News PACE Innovation Awards

Ron Graves, Ph.D.

Director, Fuels, Engines, Emissions Research Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Gerald Gruber, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Aculon, Inc.

Thomas Hachiya

Principal
Sansei Technik Services

Robert W. Hall, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Operations Management
Indiana University

Thomas H. Hanna

President and CEO (retired)
American Automobile Manufacturers Association

Susan Helper, Ph.D.

AT&T Professor of Economics
Case Western Reserve University

Alan C. Johnson

Principal
ACJ Ventures LLC

William L. Kath

Executive Engineer, Technology Strategy Manager (Retired)
Product Development Group
Ford Motor Company

Harold Krivan

President
Sawgrass Solutions LLC

Francis G. Leo

President & CEO
IAT Group

Laura D. Marlino

Technical Program Manager for Power Electronics and Electric Machinery
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

E. Kidder (Kit) Meade

President
EKM III, Inc.
Group VP Marketing
Litton Industrial Automation

Robert F. Mull

Executive Director, Vehicle Evaluation and Verification
Product Development Group
Ford Motor Company (retired)

Allan D Murray, Ph.D.

President,
Ecoplexus Inc.

Douglas A. Ober, CFA

Senior Vice President
BNY Mellon Asset Management

Michael Pecht, Ph.D.

Founder and Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering)
University of Maryland

Isaac Porche, Ph.D.

Senior Analyst
RAND Corporation

Michael J. Smitka, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics
Washington and Lee University

Lyn St. James

President
LSJ Enterprises

Scott N. Whitlock

Attorney At Law (retired)
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP