Dean Harlow, president of Ricardo Inc.; Byron McCormick, executive director of General Motors fuel cell activities; and Mary Ann Wright, CEO of Johnson Controls-Saft Advanced Power Solutions, have joined the faculty of the 2008 Automotive News World Congress.
The three veteran engineers will be part of a group discussing environmental issues and future technologies. The panel meets Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22.
As CEO of Johnson Controls' joint venture with Saft, Wright guides development of lithium ion battery packs for hybrid and pure electric vehicles.
An industry veteran in gasoline-electric hybrid technology, Wright led the team that brought the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid to market.