Prabhakar Patil - Chief Executive Officer
Martin Klein - Director, Engineering (Module/Pack)
Mohamed Alamgir - Director, Research (Cell)
Damian H. Gardley - Sales Director
Chief Executive Officer
Prabhakar Patil is chief executive officer (CEO) of LG Chem Power Inc. (LGCPI), the North American subsidiary of lithium-ion battery-maker, LG Chem (LGC), Korea. In this position, he has overall responsibility for the strategic direction, engineering and business development activities of the business.
Prior to joining LGCPI in 2005, Dr. Patil spent his entire professional career of 27 years at Ford Motor Company in various engineering and management positions. He served as chief engineer for Ford's Hybrid Technologies during 2003 and was also chief engineer for the Ford Escape Hybrid from 1998 to 2003.
Dr. Patil received his undergraduate degree from IIT, Bombay, and his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has 12 patents, published 22 articles and received the Henry Ford Technology Award in 1991 for his work in Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development.
Martin Klein is engineering director for LG Chem Power, Inc. (LGCPI). He has overall responsibility for the design, development and validation of lithium-ion polymer-based battery packs and Battery Management Systems (BMS).
Prior to joining LGCPI in January 2006, Klein held a number of increasingly responsible positions at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Electronics (formerly the Electronics Division of Ford) over 17 years in the areas of electronics module design, systems integration, and program management both in the United States and Europe. Prior to this, he gained eight years of experience with Texas Instruments and Electrospace Systems, Inc. (now part of Raytheon) in defense systems electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
Klein received a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Electronic and Computer Control Systems from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. He has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for four years and serves on the Hybrid Technical Committee.
Mohamed Alamgir is research director for LG Chem Power Inc. (LGCPI), a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). He brings over 25 years of experience to his current position, where he is primarily responsible for the research, development and engineering of LGCPI battery cells. He joined LGCPI in 2000.
Prior to joining LGCPI, Alamgir was research manager for High Energy Technologies (1996 - 2000) and Rechargeable Battery Industries Corp. (1995-1996), where he worked to improve lithium-ion technology for commercial use.
He also spent a year (1995) at Lithium Technology Corporation as a research manager and started his career at EIC Laboratories where he spent 10 years (1985-95) as a research engineer working on the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Alamgir earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., and a Master of Science in electrochemistry from Technische Hochschule, Mersburg, Germany.
Damian H. Gardley
Damian H. Gardley is sales director for LG Chem Power Inc. (LGCPI), a leading developer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles in North America and a subsidiary of LG Chem (LGC), Korea. He has overall responsibility for formulating and implementing the sales and marketing strategies for LGCPI's lithium-ion battery business in North America.
Gardley brings to LGCPI more than 15 years experience in automotive sales, marketing, engineering, and operations. Prior to joining LGCPI, he spent nine years at Delphi Corporation in increasingly responsible positions, most recently as global sales manager - Power Electronics.
Gardley spent two years as global account manager for Delphi's Ford Customer Group, where he managed accounts, generated new business, developed business strategies and championed his team's efforts in its QS/TS16949 quality and performance certification process. Prior to this, he spent four years as a market development manager in Delphi's dealer network.
Gardley launched his career with General Motors Corporation (Delco Electronics Division) where he held positions in operations as well as process, device, and advanced development engineering.
Gardley is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with a Minor in Management, from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
LGCPI targets to be the partner of choice for vehicle manufacturers utilizing Lithium Ion Energy Storage Solutions for Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), and Electric Vehicle (EV) applications.