MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Region Director, Technical Product Development; Vice President, Product Development
Schaeffler Group USA LLC; LuK USA LLC
Jeff Hemphill's team at the Schaeffler Group is responsible for the development of advanced planetary automatic torque converters and converter clutches, dual clutch transmission components, hybrid vehicle components, advanced finite element analysis and computer aided engineering tools, test equipment development, product verification, and intellectual property. The Schaeffler Group, with its brands INA, LuK and FAG, and approximately 63,000 employees at more than 180 locations in 50 countries, generates group sales of more than 8.3 billion euros (FY 2006) and ranks amongst the leading rolling bearing manufacturers and suppliers of engine and transmission components and systems to the automotive, aerospace, heavy industry, and consumer product markets worldwide.
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in automotive powertrain, including manufacturing, product design, testing, and vehicle development. He has more than 50 patents filed or issued. In addition, Jeff has a BSME from the University of Akron.
“The MIT programs were very eye-opening. Our organization has a strong history of innovation but I still learned to see things from a different point of view. This resulted in several new projects and business opportunities. It is very refreshing to learn from professors who did the research and wrote the books opposed as to someone who has simply memorized the material.”