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Schaeffler Symposium 2018
September 6, 2018 in Detroit

Schaeffler Symposium 2018 – Mobility for Tomorrow

By developing new drive technologies, next-generation mobility solutions for urban living spaces as well as components that make automobiles more environmentally friendly, we are helping to shape mobility for tomorrow. Doing so, however, entails engaging in a range of activities that are becoming ever more complex and digital. Consequently, groundbreaking products and innovations can only be realized by working together in close cooperation with our partners.


Experience exclusive technical presentations that will present exciting insights into the technologies and mobility concepts being developed by Schaeffler. Meet industry developers and decision-makers in a friendly environment. Gain a first-hand understanding of Schaeffler technologies at the Symposium’s special experience events and technical exhibition.

Presentations September 6

Opening –Joint Session

  • Welcome
    Marc McGrath, President Automotive Americas
  • What Moves Us –Innovation for Tomorrow's Mobility
    Jeff Hemphill, Chief Technical Officer
  • What Drives Us –The Schaeffler Powertrain Matrix
    Marc McGrath, President Automotive Americas

Parallel Sessions


  • Transmission Systems –Today and Tomorrow
    Patrick Lindemann, President Transmission & eMobility
  • Efficient Systems for Automatic Transmissions
    Thomas Heck, Vice President Product Line Torque Converter & Damper Systems
  • Simulating a Path to Efficient Mobility
    Brian Zaugg, Director Product Development
  • Evolving Transmission Products to Enable a Disruptive Market
    Matt Frary, Vice President Business Unit Transmission Applications
  • Schaeffler Friction Material and Surface Technology
    Dr. Rashid Farahati, Director Wet Friction & Surface Technology
  • Integrated Actuation for Tomorrow’s Powertrains
    Chris Shamie, Director Advanced Development Americas


  • Engine Systems Innovations – Today and Tomorrow
    Bob Zito, Director Engine Systems
  • The Next Generation of Valve Trains
    Jerry Dixon, Vice President Valvetrain North America
  • Flexibility Without Compromise – Electric Cam Phasing
    Andrew Mlinaric, Senior Product Development Engineer
  • Variable Compression Ratio –The Last Big Step for More Efficiency
    Kevin Poole, Manager Variable Cam Timing Systems
  • Thermal Management – Synergy Through Integration
    Pete Brazas, Group Leader Engineering / Thermal Management


  • eMobilitySystems – Today and Tomorrow
    Patrick Lindemann, President Transmission & eMobility
  • Hybrid Modules – Electrification with a Purpose
    Markus Steinberger, Manager Hybrid Drives Product Development
  • eAxle–Modular Design for Tomorrow’s Mobility
    Scott Miller, Program Manager eMobility


  • Chassis Systems – Today and Tomorrow
    Dr. Dirk Kesselgruber, President Business Division Chassis Systems
  • Intelligent Active Roll Control
    Shaun Tate, Manager Engineering
  • Intelligent Rear Wheel Steering
    Michael Eastman, Director Engineering Chassis North America

Agenda Schaeffler Symposium 2018

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