Dr. Joachim Kupe is an Innovation and Development Leader with experience in managing global culturally diverse cross-functional teams, innovating new components and systems, and leveraging technological and engineering expertise to position organizations for success.
He has 30 years' experience in the automotive industry spreading from GM, Delphi, Cummins Inc. to Continental. Under his leadership as Chief Engineer - Advanced Powertrain Technology at Delphi, he developed advanced powertrain components and subsystems, including electric machines. As a Director-Advanced Systems Engineering at Cummins Inc., he led the Systems Engineering and Integration of vehicle electrification architectures as well as key components development. And most recently, as Head of Systems Engineering and Head of Engineering - Mild Hybrid eDrives and Battery Systems -NA at Continental Automotive Systems, he has contributed to the development and the launch of the 48V BSG with FCA.
Dr. Kupe's contributions include 33 patents, 1 Defensive Publication, 20 Publications and 2 Key Note Speeches. He is and inductee of the Delphi Hall of Fame. He was also awarded the "National Black Engineer of the Year 2009 for Outstanding Technical Contribution".
He holds a Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the RWTH Technical University Aachen, Germany.