VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC), the global management consulting subsidiary of Ricardo PLC, announced today that Mark Kuhn has been promoted to principal and will join the RSC-North America leadership team.
"Mark's expertise in the commercial vehicle, oil and gas, and heavy equipment sectors will significantly complement and strengthen the commercial strategy and operational service support we provide our global clients today," said Scott Ellsworth, president and managing director of RSC-North America.
As principal, Kuhn will be responsible for growing and developing RSC business in the commercial vehicle, oil and gas, heavy equipment, and large engine market sectors. His expertise includes product development and product strategy of engines and powertrains, market entry strategy, portfolio planning, integrated cost reduction, high-value problem resolution and technology planning. Kuhn has been with Ricardo Strategic Consulting since 2008, where he has led product, market and technology planning insight programs in Asia, Europe and North America for the automotive and on- and off-highway markets. Prior to joining Ricardo, Kuhn held senior positions at Detroit Diesel Corporation, where he supported customers in off-highway engine products for more than 25 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Kuhn will report directly to Scott Ellsworth, joining Ellsworth and fellow principal Dr. Marc Wiseman on the RSC-North America leadership team. As president and managing director of RSC-North America, Ellsworth covers an array of strategic and operational topics in areas including remanufacturing, procurement, cost-reduction management, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and product development in the commercial vehicle, off-highway, automotive and defense industries. He has more than 20 years of industry experience. Dr. Wiseman is a recognized expert in techno-economic analyses for advanced vehicle technology and clean energy with significant experience in technology, cost road mapping and product development strategies.About Ricardo PLCRicardo PLC is a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With almost a century of delivering value, we employ over 1,900 professional engineers, consultants and staff. Our people are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high-efficiency, low-emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. Our client list includes the world's major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions and governments. Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity, innovation and passion, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. Ricardo's U.S. operation, Ricardo, Inc., is headquartered in Van Buren Township, Mich. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com. SOURCE Ricardo PLC