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Patricio Barbale is the Data Subject Matter Expert for the Chassis area at IHS Markit. He joined the company in early 2016 and is responsible for the improvement, creation and maintenance of all forecasts related to chassis area (brakes, shock absorbers and power steering). He also supports the maintenance of other forecasts in IHS Markit such as powertrain, thanks to its engineering background earned in his academic life at the Politecnico di Milano where he graduated in Aeronautic Engineering, specializing in Aerodynamics in 2015. Patricio holds a Master degree in Race Vehicle Engineering organized by a consortia of companies in the race vehicle sector.
Aaron Dale is a Senior Analyst within the automotive technology group with a focus on autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems. His responsibilities include research, writing and analysis of active safety and autonomous vehicles globally. Prior to his role in automotive, Aaron researched the video surveillance and VCA market authoring a number of regional and technology focused reports.
Aaron holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from The University of Leicester.
Graham Evans is Principal Analyst at IHS Markit, leading the research practice for the E-Mobility Service within the Automotive division. His research interests lie in Electric Vehicle Batteries, Motors, Infrastructure, Legislation and Incentives. He also develops and maintains component-level forecasts relating to Emissions Reduction Hardware and Exhaust After-Treatment for conventional powertrains.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Graham was employed within Engineering and has 10 years experience in Powertrain Development and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). He has previously worked for Ricardo, Bentley Motors and Jaguar Land Rover. He graduated from Loughborough University in the UK with a Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Matteo Fini is IHS Automotive’s lead for Global Component Forecasts. He specializes in OEM procurement strategy and supply chain analysis in a variety of sectors since 2004. Between 2012 and 2015 he has been lead consultant for IHS Automotive’s Consulting team, advising a variety of stakeholders in the automotive sector. He has previously headed IHS Automotive's procurement strategy research centre from 2009, authoring numerous studies on OEM procurement strategy and automotive technology.
Before joining IHS, he has developed in-depth insight into automotive procurement business processes following a stint at GM-Fiat Worldwide Purchasing, focused on on-line auctions and APQP-based business processes. Matteo holds a Master of Science in Automotive Engineering with a specialization in vehicle systems development from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.
Sascha Klapper, based in Italy, is an Analyst for Supplier Solutions within the European Automotive Component Forecasting and Analysis Team at IHS Markit. He is responsible for market research, analysis, and intelligence in the field of vehicle Electrics/Electronics as well as the Exterior Lighting technology. This includes front lighting, tail lamps, related electric control units, wire harness, as well as the electric engine and transmission control. His future focus will be also on the vehicle interior lighting and shift-by-wire systems. Joining the company in 2016, Sascha has been involved in lighting projects, providing forecasts of future lighting concepts under the impact of autonomous driving and new technologies. Before he joined IHS Markit, Sascha was employed in the sector of infrastructure design and engineering. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering with focus on supply chain management from the Technical University of Dortmund and a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Bologna.
Paolo Martino is the Subject Matter Expert for the Chassis and Materials & Lightweighting areas working at IHS Markit since September 2016. He has solid experience advising OEM and supplier clients, especially with regards to OEM lightweighting and materials strategies, through his work at Frost and Sullivan, where he worked from 2010 until mid-2016. Before then, he was a consultant in Lean Management at a management consultancy in Italy. Paolo holds a Master of Science in Economics and Management of Innovation & Technology and a Bachelor in Business Administration, both from Bocconi University in Milan.
Christian Mueller, Manager of European Automotive Component Forecasts and Analysis, leads the IHS Markit European vehicle component forecast team responsible for gathering, analyzing and presenting global intelligence on automotive components, supply contracts and current and future technologies.
Since joining the company in October 2005, he has also developed and is also heading the Electrics/Electronics focus area within the Component Forecasts and Analysis Group. Some of the projects that Christian has been involved in included analysis of the in-vehicle network architecture strategies of selected vehicle manufacturers as well as the shift in center console control panel design and subsequent change in supply structure for related controls, analysis of the functional breakdown of central body control units and OEM attitudes and technical trends for 48V mild hybrid vehicles and alternative Powertrain applications as well as market and technical trends for energy storage devices used in alternative propulsion vehicles.
Brian Rhodes is an analyst of automotive technology, focusing on user interface and user experience applications. His primary responsibilities include tracking various automotive HMI applications including Center Stack Displays, Instrument Clusters, Head-Up Displays, touch screens, speech recognition, and more on a global basis. His role also includes assessments and benchmarking of vehicle infotainment usability, as well as speaking to the market on behalf of IHS Markit at automotive technology related conferences.
Prior to joining IHS in 2015, his work experience includes several positions in governmental and legal offices as well as market research positions in urban development, finance, and automotive. Brian received both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
David Smith-Tilley is Director Supplier Solutions at IHS Markit Automotive, based in London, England.
The Supplier Solutions unit provides intelligence, analytics and advice covering sub areas of thermal, electrical, chassis, interior, exterior and powertrain, to vehicle, system, component, and material, financial and logistical sectors.
David is responsible for all global research programs and single client consulting projects covering thermal systems, modules and related components. This includes engine cooling, HVAC, seat and surface thermal and powertrain related heat exchangers.
Prior to joining IHS in 2008, David assumed a similar role at DRI. Prior to joining DRI in 1991, David was a Senior Consultant at PRS Consulting International. He holds an Honours Degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University and a Diploma of the Market Research Society.