Chief Executive Officer, Altran North America
As the CEO of Altran NA, Rob Vatter oversees technology consulting, managed product development and engineering services to meet the evolving needs of clients across a range of industries. A member of the Altran Group’s Management Committee, Mr. Vatter drives the strategic direction, planning and objectives for Altran business operations in North America. With over 25 years of experience, he has held executive and senior level management positions with ATOS, AT&T and Hewlett-Packard. Throughout his career he has concentrated on building organizations focused on growth and intellectual curiosity.
Group Chief Technology Officer / Altran
Keith Williams has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering & technology industry. Keith is responsible for Technology and World Class Centres leadership for the Altran Group, including: Product & Systems R&D, Manufacturing & Operations, Digitization and Industrial Enterprise. This also includes technology topics such as Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Keith began his career working on the Channel Tunnel Project, and has held a range of technical, business and leadership roles, including Managing Director of Altran Praxis, a world-renowned specialist in safety-critical systems.
Ferdinand Schwinger, WCC Passive Safety Operational Director
Ferdinand Schwinger directs all operational topics for Altran´s global passive safety program. Prior to his role of director operations he was responsible for Altran´s passive safety engineering and simulation team. With almost 15 years of experience working in the passive safety arena, Mr. Schwinger has worked with more than 35 global OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers.
Head of Automotive, Altran NA
Mohan Raju manages Altran NA’s automotive business in the U.S. and Canada where he oversees corporate strategy, business development, service portfolio development and marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in business development for engineering services companies, much of it while based in Detroit, he has a strong track record of establishing and managing large client engagements with American, European and Japanese clients. His previous experience includes President and Head of Business Development at Pricol Technologies and management positions at Tata Elxsi and Larsen & Toubro, a multi-national conglomerate based in India.
Mayor, Wixom, MI
Kevin Hinkley has been Mayor of Wixom for over 10 years. Serving a population of almost 14,000, he was elected to the Wixom City Council back in 2001 and served in that role until he was elected Mayor in 2007. A successful businessman who has owned an industrial supply and specialty conveyor business in Wixom since 1999, he and his family have lived in Wixom since 1990.