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Subject: Find Automobile Engineers
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: trustnshare-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 23 Nov 2005 11:00 PST
Expires: 23 Dec 2005 11:00 PST
Question ID: 596778
Provide contact information(phone, email, or address) of
several(minimum of 7) qualified, experienced, knowledgable, and
reputable automobile engineers.  They can be either retired or
Subject: Re: Find Automobile Engineers
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 23 Nov 2005 12:35 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear trustnshare-ga;

Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. We
cannot publish information about private individuals but what I will
direct you to is (off site) published information about the private
individuals who have indicated that are (or were) auto engineers and
made their contact information publicly available. The contact
information can be found on each off-site source. As for the public
figures I will provide contact information about those individuals
here in my answer where indicated and appropriate:

Gary Witzenburg (former auto engineer)

Email contact:

. . . . . . 

J. Lewis Thompson III (former auto engineer)


. . . . . . 

Bruce Kilgore (former auto engineer, now director of advanced research
and development at Nike)

. . . . . . 

Carla Traci Preston (currently an engineer; representative of the
Society of Automotive Engineers - Detroit Section

Contact: Cached document

. . . . . . 

Here are several I found at SAE INTERNATIONAL:

Peter Bryant (Veteran automotive engineer, now on speaking tour)

?Bryant, 66, began his career in auto racing in 1957 working for Lotus
cars. He then went into Formula One racing as an engineer/mechanic for
several well-known drivers, including two world champions. In 1964 he
moved to the United States from Great Britain to work on the redesign
of Indianapolis-style cars.

He later went to work for the Shelby Cobra team that won the 1965
world racing championship. The highlight of his career was the design
of the Titanium Ti22 cars raced in the Can-Am sports car series from
1969-72. Bryant?s lecture will focus on the design of those cars.

In 1973 Bryant retired from active participation in racing and became
an independent automotive design and engineering consultant. In 1995
he was named director of engineering for Shelby American and designed
the concept Shelby Series One car that was recently built at Las Vegas
Motor Speedway.

Working now as an independent automotive engineering consultant, his
most recent projects include the design of the Concept Shelby Series1
sports car and a trophy truck for racing in the Baja 2000 by Collins
Racing of Las Vegas. Recently he invented a new stabilizer technology
for Amtech Corp.?

Gary K. Conkol
?He has been an SAE member for over 25 years and has been a constant
contributor in the field of automation and CAD/CAM. A Master's degree
in Mechanical engineering is supplemented by work experience with
companies including Daimler Chrysler, Eaton, NIST's Manufacturing
Extension Partnership, Ford, Picker, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive
Command, and consulting at medium and small sized manufacturers. Gary
is currently in Custom Design Engineering at Sterling Trucks division
of Freightliner as part of Daimler Chrysler's Commercial Vehicle

Joseph Cargnelli
?Joseph Cargnelli is one Hydrogenics' original founders and has served
as a director since January 1996. Joe was appointed Vice President,
Technology in July 2000 and Chief Technology Officer in 2003. Joe
applies a hands-on approach to engineering, combining this with his
dedication to finding the most efficient and effective engineering
solutions across Hydrogenics' full technology spectrum. Joe earned a
Master's degree in Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Toronto, where he also received a Bachelor's in the same
field. From April 1992 to April 1993, Joe served as a Research
Engineer with the Laboratory of Advanced Concepts in Energy Conversion
Inc., a laboratory engaged in the research, development and
demonstration of alkaline fuel cells and hydrogen storage methods.?

Al Mroz
?Al Mroz grew up in California's Silicon Valley where he attended the
University of the Pacific and San Jose State University, studying
industrial design. He worked at several high-tech companies as a
machine designer and technical writer. His hobby has been collecting
and restoring classic motor vehicles. The most recent such project was
a 1947 Ford 1-ton panel truck.?

You can contact all of these indivisuals, and several other veteran
automotive engineers turned professional speakers, through SAE

. . . . . . 

Here are the emails for 14 long-time automotive engineers who
apparently were so good at what they do that they are now teaching
automotive engineering at Wellington Institute of Technology in New
Zealand. All bios quoted below courtesy of Wellington Institute:


Tony Love 
Team Leader/Tutor Automotive Electrical 

Tony has worked at WelTec since 1985, during which time he has had
roles as auto electrical tutor, course supervisor and team leader.
Before this Tony had 15 years experience in the auto-electrical
industry both in NZ and overseas.

Tony's experience in the industry includes working on motorbikes,
cars, heavy machinery and marine vessels. His qualifications include
the advanced trade certificate, auto-electrical, and national
certificate in automotive service management.

Ph: 9202 527
. . . . . . 
Fraser Bull 
Automotive Engineering Tutor

Fraser joined the polytechnic in 1996 having had 10 years experience
in the industry in Hawkes Bay and overseas. He has the following
qualifications: Advanced Trade Cert(automotive engineering), Diploma
in Motor Vehicle Systems (City & Guilds, London), Diploma in Tertiary

Ph: 9202 477

. . . . . . 

Colin Porthouse 
Automotive & Diesel Engineering Tutor

Colin has over 30 years experience in the automotive engineering
industry. He has the following qualifications: Bachelor of Education
(Adult Education)(Massey), Automotive Technicians Certificate (highest
marks NZ), Advanced Trades Certificate in Automotive Engineering and
Heavy Equipment, National Certificate in Auto Service Management,
National Certificate in Fuel Injection Engineering and a Certificate
in Supervisory Management. Colin is presently studying towards the
Master of Education (Adult Education).

Ph: 9202 615

. . . . . . 

Lester Hoare 
Automotive Engineering Tutor

Lester joined WelTec in March 2002 soon after he and his family
settled in Wellington from the UK. He has had a variety of job
responsibilities including service management, technical training,
research and development and teaching. His relevant qualifications
are; I Eng, BTEC HNC, City & Guilds of the London Institute,
Certificate in Teaching & Certificate in Management.

Ph: 9202 511

. . . . . . 
Richard Dormer
Automotive Engineering Tutor

Richard teaches the Advanced Certificate in Automotive Engineering
also the City & Guilds Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering.
Richard has been with WelTec for three years and previously worked for
the New Zealand Army, Mining Overseas, Clyde Industries, Mitsubishi
Motors and General Motors.

Ph: 9202 402 

. . . . . . 
Phil Dransfield 
Automotive Engineering Tutor

Phil joined the polytechnic in 2001. Prior to this Phil was an
equipment sales manager for Repco equipment for 11 years. Part of this
role involved the training of automotive Engineers in the use of the
very latest Automotive equipment. Phil also attended many courses on
automotive systems including EFI, Wheel Alignment, ABS, Engine
Management, Service Management, Distributorless Ignition and Four Gas
Analysis. Prior to this he worked as an automotive engineer for 9
years on a large range of vehicles.

Ph: 9202 511 

. . . . . . 
Kevin Bell 
Automotive Engineering Tutor

Kevin joined WelTec 9 years ago. He has Advanced Trade Certificate in
Automotive Engineering, Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems City & Guilds
London and Certificate in Tertiary Education.

Ph: 9202 402

. . . . . . 
Grant Davies 
Automotive Electrical Tutor

Grant first joined the Automotive team at the Institute in 1993. Prior
to this Grant had spent 15 years in the Automotive Electrical trade.
Grant returned to the Institute in 2003 after managing an automotive
electrical workshop for 3 years. Grant specializes in teaching
Automotive Electrical.

Ph: 9202 530

. . . . . . 
Evan Shaw 
Automotive & Diesel Engineering Tutor

Evan joined the polytechnic after spending 11 years as the Service
Manager of a Gore workshop servicing tractors, farm machinery, cars
and trucks. He teaches in the areas of transmission, brakes,
suspension, steering and hydraulics. Qualifications: Advanced Trade
Certificate - Motor Mechanics, Advanced Trade Certificate - Automotive
Diesel Mechanics, NZ Certificate of Engineering (Mechanical).'

Ph: 9202 402

. . . . . . 

Stuart Henderson 
Automotive Engineering Tutor

'Stuart joined the institute in 1997 after spending 20 years in the
Automotive industry.

Qualifications: Advanced Trade Certificate in Automotive Engineering,
Diploma in Tertiary Teaching, Diploma in City & Guilds>
Ph: 9202 477

. . . . . . 

Terry Smart 
Automotive Panelbeating Tutor

Terry joined WelTec in 1996 after 22 years experience in all aspects
of auto body repair. He currently has certificates in Panelbeating,
Advanced trade I-CAR MIG welding, and a Diploma in Tertiary Teaching.

Ph: 9202 614

. . . . . . 
Barry Simmonds 
Automotive Engineering/Road Transport Tutor

Barry's background is in heavy commercial vehicle engineering which he
has taught for several years. He is actively involved with the road
transport industry presenting driver training programmes on a national
basis, including the LTSA approved [I] endorsement.

Ph: 9202 604

. . . . . . 
Grant Wahrlich
Automotive Panelbeating/Refinishing Tutor

Grant joined WelTec in 2002 after many years in the Automotive and
Aviation industries.
Work in these areas included managing panelbeating shops, setting up
his own vehicle restoration business (Auto - Restorations), time in
the UK as a race car fabricator with Sabre/Reynard, and CEO of
Aluminum Shaping Co working in New Zealand and Australia on Warbird
aircraft restorations ( Kittyhawk, Boomerang and Beauforts etc.).

Ph: 9202 614

. . . . . . 

Cliff McKenna
Automotive Tutor

Joined the polytechnic in 2004 after 10 years in the Automotive
Industry working first as an Automotive Engineer and gaining my ?A?
Grade Certificate. For the last five years in industry he has been an
Automotive Electrician.

Ph: 9202 402 

You can also search resumes at JOB SPIDER for automotive engineers.
The prospective candidates remain anonymous to you but there a feature
that allows you to email them at which time they can provide contact
information to you if they wish:


The same goes for these free resume sites:


(You have to create a user account to use this one but it?s free)

. . . . . . 

You can also contact the SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS and they
undoubtedly can put you in touch with more automotive engineers that
you probably care to correspond with:

Society of Automotive Engineers
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA  

Telephone: 412.776.4841
Fax: 412.776.5760

I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have
any questions about my research please post a clarification request
prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your
final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the
near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us.

Best regards;
Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher


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Request for Answer Clarification by trustnshare-ga on 25 Nov 2005 17:45 PST
You were Absolutely Great in your answer and you will get the highest
possible rating for that, but I phrased the question poorly.  I should
have requested auto design engineers.  Perhaps that is for another
question.  Hope that you will be able to answer that when I post it. 
I have not yet received an answer from one of your contacts.   Thanks
a million!!! Sincerely, BW

Clarification of Answer by tutuzdad-ga on 25 Nov 2005 18:28 PST
Thank you for the VERY generous tip!

Best reagards;
trustnshare-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Absolutely EXCEEDED my expectations!!!! Very thorough answer and
especially timely.  It was answered with lightning SPEED!!!  Thank

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