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LEADERSHIP

Chief Executive Officer

Walter Lucking

Walter Lucking is a dedicated, customer focused business leader, with a wealth of technical expertise developed through 20 years of international experience in the development of safety critical, real time embedded control systems. Working within the Pi organization he spent many years building and supporting the organization while fostering the customer-centric environment that is the hallmark of our uniquely adaptable business.

In late 2011 he formed a management buyout of the Company, and now is responsible for driving the new vision and strategic direction of the organization. Since 2012, the fusion of an already established industry reputation of engineering excellence with our product development and custom electronics focus has led to a significant acceleration in growth. All supported by a passionate, and experienced engineering team that has always been at the core of Pi’s success.

Walter holds a Controls PhD for research into neural networks, applied artificial intelligence and condition monitoring as well as a BS and Masters in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He has since added experience working with global OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Companies throughout the automotive supply chain delivering complex systems for powertrain, stability systems, electrification, and autonomy.

Vice President of Business Development

Dwight Hansell

Dwight is the Vice President of Business Development and is responsible for all business development, sales and marketing activities. He joined Pi Innovo in 2012 and has over 30 years of experience in automotive, heavy duty, off-road, and industrial markets in application areas including Powertrain, Electrical and Electro Mechanical systems / components at the OEM, Tier 1, and Tier 2 levels. His experience both calling on and working for international companies provides a firm understanding of the complexities involved in working as a global team to support global customers.

Previously, he was Director of Sales and Program Management at AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. Before joining AVL, he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Ecostar Electric Drives division of Ballard Power Systems and as Director of North American Automotive for Raychem Corporation. Dwight started his career at Delco Remy Division of General Motors where he served in various engineering, sales and marketing positions.

Dwight was awarded a General Motors Fellowship to earn his Masters of Business Administration at Stanford University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois where he was a member of the Gamma Epsilon Honorary Society.

Operations Director

Jonathan Hurden

Jonathan Hurden joined Pi Innovo, LLC in 2015 and as Operations Director, he is part of the Senior Management team and responsible for the oversight of all Operations at Pi Innovo.

Jonathan has over 34 years of experience in Automotive, Powertrain, Mechanical and Electrical experience at OEM, Tier1 service providers and an Advanced Technology start up, working in Europe and North America. He began his career at Rover / LandRover in the UK where he held many senior Powertrain Engineering positions, including responsibility for the Mini engine under BMW engineering.

He relocated to SE Michigan in 2000 as Managing Director for Cosworth Technology LLC during which time it became Mahle Powertrain. Jonathan joined Ecomotors as Chief Engineer in 2008 to build the engineering team for an opposed piston engine startup before moving on to AVL in 2013. Here he was responsible for managing projects in combustion development, electrification, and simulation of advanced powertrain concept.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science (honors) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Coventry (Coventry Polytechnic) in the United Kingdom.

Director of Program Management

Randall Gaiser

Randall Gaiser is the Director of Program Management and is responsible for the execution of customer programs. In addition, he provides finance control support to the organization, ensuring process efficiency and continuous improvement.

Randall brings an extensive background of product development to Pi Innovo having spent 30 years in the transportation and alternative energy sectors. The diversity of his background results from working for companies ranging from start-ups to international consultancies to tier one suppliers. He spent the first two decades of his career as a Product Development/Design Engineer and manager of technical teams. In recent years, his positions have evolved to executive leadership whereby he is able to leverage his technical discipline, providing operational and managerial process development.

Randall is a graduate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in automotive engineering. He is the inventor or co-inventor of over twenty United States patents and has been the co-recipient of the Automotive News PACE Award.

For more information about Randall, please refer to his LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/randallgaiser

Vice President of Engineering

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams a passionate technology leader with over 20 years experience in the automotive and electronics industries. He currently serves as the Vice President of Engineering at Pi Innovo leading a team of talented hardware, platform and systems engineers.

His focus is on building and motivating advanced engineering teams to create innovative and industry leading automotive technologies. Prior to joining Pi Innovo, he founded the North American Advanced Engineering group at Mitsubishi Electric and built of the first user experience team at a tier one, leading them as Executive Director. In addition, he was responsible for the advanced development process from ideation to completion by managing internal and external partners, customer engagement and engineering. Before Mitsubishi Electric, he led the product development software team at nfuzion where he engaged with customers to bring a concept to product launch.

Gareth earned his BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has had the honor of presenting at CAR Management Briefing Seminars, TU Automotive Detroit, and Financial Time’s Future of the time.

 

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