Senior Advisor LG Chem Power, Inc. (LGCPI)
Prabhakar Patil currently serves as the Senior Advisor to LG Chem Power (LGCPI), the North American subsidiary of lithium-ion battery-maker, LG Chem (LGC), Korea. He was the CEO of LGCPI from 2005 until 2015 with overall responsibility for the strategic direction, business development, engineering, and manufacturing activities of the company.
Prior to joining LGCPI in 2005, Dr. Patil spent his entire professional career of 27 years at Ford Motor Company in various engineering and management positions. He served as chief engineer for Ford’s Hybrid Technologies during 2003 and was also chief engineer for the Ford Escape Hybrid from 1998 to 2003.
Dr. Patil received his undergraduate degree from IIT, Bombay, and his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has 18 patents, published 27 articles and received the Henry Ford Technology Award in 1991 for his work in Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development. He was elected a Fellow by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in 2007.