SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and co-founder of the US Energy Security Council, will lead off a panel discussion with executives from Ford, GM, Toyota and Chrysler at a meeting in Southfield, MI March 28 that will focus on how the automotive industry plans to achieve the EPA-mandated CAFE equivalent of 54.5 mpg by 2025 and reduce CO2 emissions.
The meeting is sponsored by the Society of Automotive Analysts and is themed "Future Fuels and Powertrains: A Reality Check." It will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Federal-Mogul Corp. headquarters in Southfield, Mich.
Knowing that America is heading for a crisis because of U.S. dependence on petroleum in the face of exploding global demand, Woolsey co-founded the U.S. Energy Security Council to do something about it.
Joining Woolsey will be:
- Sandy Stojkovski , president, Scenaria, Inc.
- Gregg Black , senior manager, Advanced Engine Systems Development, Chrysler
- John Viera , global director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford
- Justin Ward , general manager, Powertrain System Control Group, Toyota
- Daniel Frakes , manager, Vehicle Fuels & Advance Technology Policy, General Motors