The relationship between motorsport activities, technical innovation, durability and refinement is fundamental at Porsche. As we move toward the electrically enhanced and full electric vehicle drive systems in production vehicles, it is important to retain the performance and the "Fun to Drive" characteristics. We believe development for and participation in Motorsport activities is the best way to achieve this goal.
Speaker Biography (Ken Gould)
Ken Gould serves as e-Mobility Technical Systems Engineer for Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and has primary aftersales technical responsibility for the hybrid electric vehicles and GT Sportscars sold in North America. This includes the 918 Spyder, GT3, GT3 RS and GT4. He is a graduate of Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, IN with a BS EET and is listed as co-inventor on 6 patents. From 1981 to 1991 Ken served various engineering roles with Magnavox Government & Industrial Systems (now Raytheon) in the development and manufacturing of specialized RF and fiber optic defense systems. In 1992 he made the leap to the automotive industry and joined Ford where he worked primarily in Europe as System Integration Engineer and Launch Support Engineer on European Ford and Jaguar vehicle programs. Upon his return to the US in 2000, Ken began work with the Ford spin-off, Visteon. In 2002 Ken joined PCNA in Atlanta where he served as Aftersales Support Engineer and later Lab Engineer prior to his current responsibilities.
Company Profile (Porsche Cars North America Inc.)
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, specializes in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. Established as an engineering office in the 1930s by Ferdinand Porsche. Vehicles with motorsport focus were designed there as early as 1931. After his son Ferry Porsche took over in the late 1940s, the motorsport DNA was carried forward and evolved into the vehicles of today.