17-Year Corvette Chief Engineer, Dave McLellan, Among Adds to New Motor Advisors, LLC for Automotive Product Development
DETROIT, Mar. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continued effort to enhance and diversify their expert network, New Motor Advisors (a Michigan-based LLC; http://newmotoradvisors.com/ ) has added Dave McLellan and Sheryl Adams to its Extended Expert Network to assist firms with automotive product development, technology application and investor due diligence assessments.
Dave McLellan was Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette from 1975 to 1992 bringing technical innovation to the forefront, exactly where established OEMs and many start-up companies find themselves today.This is especially true for electric (BEV, PHEV) and hybrid technology vehicles.Since Corvette, McLellan has been actively engaged on military wheeled vehicle programs and numerous hybrid electric programs. Dave has beenelected an SAE Fellow and has also been honored with SAE's Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation. “I am excited to join this network of outstanding automotive professionals,” said McLellan. “I look forward to assisting firms with implementing the kind of leading-edge innovation and technology Corvette has long been known for.”
Sheryl Adams has a successful career in automotive, ranging from dealership support to brand management, advertising and communications, most recently with Ford Motor Company.Her achievements include creation of the Ford Custom Accessories brand.Sheryl was also on the leading edge of telematics as Commercial Sales Manager at GM’s OnStar unit and as Director of Business Development at a prior Ford / Qualcomm JV.
“We enthusiastically welcome Dave McLellan and Sheryl Adams to our expert network,” said New Motor Advisors founder and president, David J. Stenson. “Our recently announced contract with AMP Electric Vehicles shows clients find value in the depth of experience we can immediately deliver as a team to their organizations, including networking into Detroit’s engineering service and component suppliers.”
NMA is also moving Lincoln McGhee and Albert Steurer from its expert network into its core team of advisors.McGhee becomes VP, Program Management, and Steurer VP, Product and Manufacturing Planning.
About New Motor Advisors
New Motor Advisors, LLC brings over 250 years of executive-level automotive product development experience to companies new to the industry or established companies that have the capability but are short on capacity.New Motor Advisors can also assist automotive M&A advisors or new technology investors with due diligence evaluations.Other potential clients may be establishing U.S. operations or developing products to enter the U.S. vehicle or part supply market.
New Motor Advisors Receives Product Development Consulting Contract From AMP Electric Vehicles
DETROIT, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Motor Advisors, LLC, a new Michigan firm engaged in automotive product development consulting (http://newmotoradvisors.com) and AMP Holding Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AMPD), a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, have signed a contract for New Motor Advisors to assist AMP in automotive product development strategy and execution planning.
"New Motor Advisors is pleased to bring our depth of automotive product development experience to AMP," said Dave Stenson, New Motor Advisors Founder and President. "We have over 200-years combined experience in our direct and extended expert network to assist established or start-up companies like AMP."
New Motor Advisors brings knowledge to companies that have a value proposition for the market but have limited experience specific to automotive product development. It is wise for these companies to be linked to the available automotive infrastructure to achieve their vision. This is especially common with electric vehicle programs (Hybrids, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV)) and other green technologies. AMP is a company that has recognized early the advantage of combining the entrepreneurial vision with the automotive experience base.
"We are on an aggressive path toward commercialization of our vehicle conversions for several customers through development and integration of our all-electric propulsion system," said Jim Taylor CEO of AMP. "The New Motor Advisors team brings added depth of automotive experience we can leverage at this stage of our development."
About New Motor Advisors
New Motor Advisors, LLC was founded in 2010 to bring executive-level automotive product development experience to companies new to the industry or established companies that have the capability but are short on capacity. New Motor Advisors can also assist automotive M&A advisors or new technology investors with due diligence evaluations. Other potential clients may need strategies or plans for establishing U.S. operations or developing products to enter the U.S. automotive vehicle or part supply market. To learn more regarding New Motor Advisors, visit: http://newmotoradvisors.com .
To learn more regarding AMP, visit their website at www.ampelectricvehicles.com.
Former GM and HUMMER Executives Launch New Motor Advisors as Green Bridge to Detroit Experience
DETROIT, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It may seem counterintuitive that from the remains of HUMMER’s product development activity a new economy consulting group would emerge…but that is just what happened.New Motor Advisors (a Michigan-based LLC;http://newmotoradvisors.com/ ) will help link OEMs, suppliers, fleets, governmental agencies, M&A advisors and especially start-ups to over 200 years of experience in automotive product and technology development.It is yet another example of former Detroit 3 executives finding opportunity on the automotive industry’s new frontiers.
Start-ups continue to emerge, especially deploying green technologies.The new team is available to provide leadership assistance to newcomers to automotive or supplement the product development and program management capacity of existing OEMs or suppliers.Fleet managers are also potential clients as they evaluate new technologies during fleet planning and purchasing.
Founder and President, David J. Stenson, said “We will bring our knowledge to companies lacking experience or short on leadership bandwidth with so many projects initiating.This is especially commonwith electric vehicle programs (Hybrids, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV)) and other green technologies but our consulting services are not exclusive to these based on our decades of experience acrossautomotive products.”
Stenson, the former Chief Technical Officer of HUMMER and 29-year automotive veteran, recruited two other members of his former HUMMER team, William G. Shikany and Ronald D. Yuille as Vice Presidents of Operations and Powertrain respectively.Shikany brings 34 years of experience and Yuille, a prior Vice President of Powertrain Engineering for GM’s International Operations, 36 years.
Consulting through an “Extended Expert Network” are Steve Matsil, a vehicle chief engineer with substantial commercial vehicle background; Lincoln McGhee, GM’s former vehicle development process and program management executive; and Albert J. Steurer, an executive with substantial powertrain, vehicle and manufacturing planning background.Combined, the New Motor Advisors team has over 200 years of automotive experience.
The firm may also assist suppliers facing new demands from their customers.With the diversity of new product programs and their underlying technology, the OEMs and suppliers can run short of leaders to cover all the bases and deliver according to the typically rigorous vehicle timing plans.Outside Detroit, M&A firms looking for transition planning, performing due diligence, and assessing intellectual property can often use some technically savvy automotive insiders to gain perspective for their client investors or companies.
Stenson added, “As companies and investors wrestle with strategy and execution planning they often stumble while estimating time, resources and risk to put the technology on the road.Beyond shuffling top leadership chairs when expectations aren’t met, they need to look at the product development plans and bench strength to execute them.We plan to be their bridge to Detroit.”