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Luis Cattani

Chief Engineer Diesel Engine Engineering @ FCA US LLC - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Chief Engineer Global Powertrain Engineering at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Greater Detroit Area

Ranked #833 out of 16,660 for Chief Engineer Diesel Engine Engineering in United States

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Luis Cattani's Work Experience

FCA US LLC - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Chief Engineer Diesel Engine Engineering

June 2013 to Present

Auburn Hills, MI


Chief Engineer Future Heavy Duty Engines, Engine Group

July 2009 to May 2013

Lisle, IL


Engineering Design Manager Heavy Duty Engines – Engine Group

2005 to July 2009

Melrose Park, IL

Luis Cattani's Education

University of Detroit, MI

Doctor of Engineering

University of Detroit, MI

MS Mechanical Engineering

Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina

BS Mechanical Engineering

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FCA US LLC - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

FCA designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT brands as well as luxury cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands. Recruited to lead the North American Diesel Engines Engineering Group. Currently manages a Team responsible for the base powertrain strategy, packaging, NVH, calibration,...

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Chief Engineer Engine Engineering and Powertrain. Successful Engineering Management executive with experience in the Automotive & Commercial Engines, Medical Devices and Defense industries. Highly developed Managerial, Technical and Communication skills through assignments in Product Development, R&D, Program Management and Manufacturing. Fluent in Spanish with knowledge of Italian and Portuguese. • Doctor of Engineering. • Published and Presented over 30 Technical and Research Papers. • Co-authored a book on Systems Dynamics. • Has over 45 Patent Applications on Product Design, Engine Combustion, Controls and Engine Systems. • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Motor Trend's 2014 Truck of the Year. • 3.0L V6 FCA EcoDiesel 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Winner. • 3.0L V6 FCA EcoDiesel 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Winner.Chief Engineer Diesel Engine Engineering @ FCA designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT brands as well as luxury cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands. Recruited to lead the North American Diesel Engines Engineering Group. Currently manages a Team responsible for the base powertrain strategy, packaging, NVH, calibration, fuel efficiency, emissions, performance, controls, drivability, and durability to achieve customer requirements, functional and quality targets. Current leadership responsibilities include: • Chairing the Technical Review Meetings to establish the best balanced (product and process) solutions within program scope. • Serving as the Technical Management Lead to support development timing and costs in response to requests for product change or new product investigations. • Responsible for all final technical decisions for the powertrain function in conjunction with engine supplier. Ensuring technical risks and issues have clear path to resolution. • Encouraging and promoting patents as a result of product innovation. • Managing and developing staff to deliver program goals and managing cross functional engineering teams to meet diesel integration objectives. • Supporting FCA Assembly Plants launches. From June 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) Auburn Hills, MIChief Engineer Future Heavy Duty Engines, Engine Group @ NAVISTAR INC.: North America’s largest commercial truck, school bus and diesel engine producer. A $14B public corporation with complex manufacturing and product development operations, multi-tiered distribution and global operations. Promoted to provide the vision and direct the activities of a diverse team of engineers with the mission to develop the next generation of powertrains meeting strict global regulations. Led the engineering activities associated with new product introduction in the areas of natural gas and dual fuel engine applications. Integrated new technologies to meet emerging regulatory standards at the lowest system cost while delivering world class performance. • Managed the Engineering Product Development Team to develop, test and bring new engines on time and budget. • Worked with Manufacturing, Purchasing and Service teams to support launch of engines at cost target. • Managed a budget of $70 Million/year as well as a team involving 100 engineers. • Inspired and mentored young engineers as well as interns/co-op students. • Acted with honor and character at times of critical decision making for the company. • Worked with IP Legal Team to patent and protect Engine Systems Technologies developed for new engines (90 Patent Applications in a three year span). • Developed In-Cylinder Clean and Aftertreatment technologies which opened up new markets for existing products. • Led the engineering activities associated with the introduction of Natural Gas and Dual Fuel applications. • Gained experience on various technologies to improve Fuel Economy. From July 2009 to May 2013 (3 years 11 months) Lisle, ILEngineering Design Manager Heavy Duty Engines – Engine Group @ Recruited for business experience in bridging internal and external Engineering resources and to lead the engineering design team for an innovative strategic technical agreement with MAN (Germany). Managed an international engineering design team (Germany, USA, India and Brazil). Served as a member of the Product Development Team with full accountability for the product creation process. Participated in supplier selection, recommended manufacturing methods and capital expenditures for new products. Initiated patent action in conjunction with the Legal Team to protect designs. • Delivered 11/13L new products at lower emissions and at a $285 per engine BOM cost reduction with 2% fuel economy improvement respect to previous engines. • Introduced the Clutch Air Compressor as a customer option with an additional 2.5% fuel economy improvement. • Introduced the Best in Class Engine Brake System for 13L engines. • Introduced composite, aluminum, magnesium and CGI components to reduce weight and improve NVH. • Designed with low friction bearings and power cylinders to improve fuel economy. • Awarded the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates highest rating for Heavy-Duty Truck Engine Satisfaction. • Instituted common product development processes for all phases of the design and validation work in the strategic partnership. • Represented Engineering in the Manufacturing Product Launch Team that supported builds at MAN (Germany) and NAV (USA) manufacturing plants. From 2005 to July 2009 (4 years) Melrose Park, ILEngineering and Program Management Manager @ UB COMPANY, INC. (now DIVERSIFIED MACHINE, INC.): a Worldwide Tier I supplier of Powertrain and Chassis systems, serving automotive OEM’s with fully engineered chassis, power train components and engine modules. One of the world’s leading fully integrated design, development, testing and manufacturing company. Grew from $15 million to $500 million in 15 years and operates as a global supplier. Promoted to manage the Product Development Engineering Team responsible for the design and manufacturing of automotive powertrain and chassis systems. Established and maintained commercial and technical customer relationships. Led the Program Management and Engineering Team, coordinating the specification, purchase, and implementation of all tooling and equipment for Engineering Validation Testing and Manufacturing. Directed the Advanced Product Quality Planning philosophy with cross-functional product and process development teams to bring new launches to market on-time and budget. • Developed a Technical Alliance with Roush Engineering to offer low volume engine/engine systems’ designs and manufacturing from initial concept phase through the product life cycle. • Leveraged partnership to augment engineering capabilities for Solid Modeling Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). • Developed engine and engine components testing capabilities (bench and dynamometer). • Supported various OEM programs with a standardized internal design/manufacturing process. • Established an Engineering Internship/Co-Op Program to hire local talent. • Built relationships with local universities and community colleges. From 2000 to 2005 (5 years) Canton, MIProgram Manager @ Selected to serve as one of the company’s first Program Managers with strong technical leadership across the entire organization to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of products and services. Responsible for the management of new product development and program launches of automotive powertrain systems. Managed product design and development, cost control and manufacturing planning. Led simultaneous development teams to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Interfaced with key customer contacts on a daily basis. • Member of the Engineering/Manufacturing Team localizing the Lamborghini V10 engine for the first Chrysler Viper 8L V-10 engine. • Product Development Team Member engineering the Ford 6.0L V-12 engine. • Led the engineering/manufacturing capabilities to build/test all Ford 6.0L V-12 engine prototypes for Aston Martin DB7/DB9 programs. • Managed the engineering/manufacturing of Ford 4.6L / 5.4L V-8 supercharged intake systems for the Mustang Cobra, Harley Davidson F150 and F150 Lightning Programs. • Program Manager of U.S. DOE PNGV 1.2L I4 DIATA Research Diesel Engine From 1993 to 1999 (6 years) Howell, MIResearch Engineer @ MODERN AUTOMATION SPECIALTIES INC: an early stage incubation startup company, financed by venture capital investors to create innovative products with emerging research and new technologies. Recruited to bring proven engineering experience, creativity, innovation, and out-of-the-box thinking into a startup enterprise. Evolved product ideas from concept to prototype, designing advanced automation systems and interfacing hardware with software. • Designed sensor technology for a wide variety of computer-based mechanical systems. • Created robotic sensing cell for medical laboratory industry integrating mechanical with electrical hardware and developing motion control and pattern recognition software. • Patented and sold for above device for commercialization. • Designed a self-contained load sensor and implemented noise-immune circuit design for use in force-applying robotic assembly processes. • Developed real-time computer controlled qualification device for sorting and inspecting small parts fed from bulk (U.S. Patent Application). • Created CAE software to provide dynamic analysis of complex tools used in robot applications. From 1990 to 1992 (2 years) Detroit, MICo-Op Engineering Student @ Worked during summers in various mechanical engineering projects involving product design, manufacturing control systems and process engineering. From 1983 to 1987 (4 years) Cordoba - ArgentinaDoctor of Engineering @ University of Detroit, MIMS, Mechanical Engineering @ University of Detroit, MIBS, Mechanical Engineering @ Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina Luis Cattani is skilled in: Product Development, Strategic Planning, Program Management, Engineering Management, Automotive, Powertrain Engineering, Powertrain, Engineering, Manufacturing, Leadership, Six Sigma, Cross-functional Team..., Team Building, Diesel Engine, Management, Design for Manufacturing, Integration, Automotive Engineering, Internal Combustion..., Strategy, Mechanical Engineering, Teamcenter, Process Engineering, Calibration, Continuous Improvement, APQP, ETAS INCA, DFMEA, Machine Tools, Vector CANalyzer, Components, Design of Experiments, Product Design, GD&T, J1939, Testing, Vehicles, FMEA, CRM, HEV, CAE, Manufacturing..., PPAP, Chassis, Diesel, NVH, TS16949, DVP&R, Root Cause Analysis, Geometric Dimensioning...

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