Vice President Business Development @ Primus Power
Executive Director Systems Electronics & Integration @ Johnson Controls
Washington University in St. Louis
Technology-oriented business leader with extensive experience applying, integrating, and delivering new, innovative technologies for industry-leading firms. The products range from Automotive safety-critical Electronics to Lithium Ion battery systems to distributed Stationary Storage systems for the Grid and behind-the-meter. Controlled costs, improved productivity, built and led high-performance teams to achieve targeted objectives. Built global P&L for startups within
Technology-oriented business leader with extensive experience applying, integrating, and delivering new, innovative technologies for industry-leading firms. The products range from Automotive safety-critical Electronics to Lithium Ion battery systems to distributed Stationary Storage systems for the Grid and behind-the-meter. Controlled costs, improved productivity, built and led high-performance teams to achieve targeted objectives. Built global P&L for startups within established companies including product development teams, strategic suppliers & partners, and business development. Interfaced with customers at an Executive level in both Technology and Business roles for the past 10+ years.
Executive Director Systems Electronics & Integration @ Leading the technology direction for the Stationary Energy Storage business in Johnson Controls, which is a start-up within the company residing between the Power Solutions and Building Efficiency businesses. As such we are partnering with multiple companies worldwide, including start-ups and technology companies in US, Europe, and Asia. From August 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Greater Milwaukee AreaVice President Engineering @ Hands-on leader of global Engineering for Sinoev in the U.S. and China including design and development of Lithium Ion Battery Packs, Electric Motors, and Electric Drives. Responsible for Sinoev’s US facility in Sunnyvale and all US Business Development. From May 2011 to August 2013 (2 years 4 months) San Francisco Bay AreaGeneral Manager, Hybrid Electronics @ Responsible for JCI’s new Hybrid Electronics business within the Automotive Electronics business unit, with a primary focus on Battery Management for the Johnson Controls and Electronic systems for Lead Acid Batteries. Responsibilities include Engineering, Sales, Finance, Quality, Program Management and Product Strategy for the business, and P&L responsibility. From June 2010 to May 2011 (1 year) Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan AreaDirector of Electronics and Product Planning, Battery Management Systems @ Global Director of a multi-continent Engineering team with direct reports in the US (MI), France, Bulgaria, and Shanghai. From September 2009 to September 2010 (1 year 1 month) Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Areaowner @ Sole proprietor for independent consulting firm focused on Lithium Ion Battery Systems, Electric Vehicles, and Automotive Electronics
• $23B Tier 1 automotive supplier of Electric vehicle components for a major OE EV program
• A venture capital firm investing in the Energy Efficiency and the Battery space.
• A global management and strategy firm seeking to help their automotive clients build Electronics capability
• A global IT/outsourcing firm seeking to develop a product development toolchain for a major global automotive OEM From March 2009 to September 2009 (7 months) Greater Detroit AreaDirector, Advanced Engineering & Core Electronics @ Led Core Electronics team with reports in MI, France, and India supporting multiple Business units, team size of approximately 70 direct and more than 100 indirect reports. Developed and led ArvinMeritor’s eDrive strategy, budget and implementation plan including relationships with multiple strategic partners. Responsible for global Advanced Engineering budget of $18M. From May 2008 to February 2009 (10 months) Greater Detroit AreaChief Engineer, Controls & Electronics @ Reported to Global VP Controls and Electronics, recruited to help build the North American Controls and Electronics Engineering Services business from < 2$M in 2006 to over $10M in 2007/2008. Interfaced with Executive level clients at OEMs and Tier 1’s to help them develop competitive products and improve product portfolios. From January 2007 to May 2008 (1 year 5 months) Greater Detroit AreaSenior Engineering Manager @ Led core software operations for TRW Slip Control products worldwide, included ABS, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control. Managed multiple teams plus offshore resources totaling about 40 HC w/ $1M annual offshore budget, supporting 20+ programs simultaneously, in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Prior to this managed Advanced Algorithm and Algorithm groups for Slip Control products. From November 1992 to January 2007 (14 years 3 months) Greater Detroit Area
MS, System Science & Mathematics @ Washington University in St. Louis From 1990 to 1991 Bachelor Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics @ Vanderbilt University Brian Dillard is skilled in: Automotive, Engineering Management, Embedded Systems, Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Development, Systems Engineering, Powertrain, Six Sigma, FMEA, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Software Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Program Management
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