Phil Burkholder

Phil Burkholder
President, Defense Programs, Rolls-Royce

Phil Burkholder is currently the President, Defense Programs for Rolls-Royce where he is accountable for Rolls-Royce Defense programs globally. He is also the Chairman of the LibertyWorks board and is accountable to assure the business is properly positioned with technology for future products.

Prior to this role he was President, Defense Aerospace, North America where he was accountable for the Rolls-Royce North America Defense Aerospace business.

From 2010 to 2015 he was Executive Vice President, Engineering and Technology for the Defense Sector of Rolls-Royce plc. Rolls-Royce is a global provider of defense engine products and services with 18,000 engines in service for 160 customers in over 100 countries. These engines power aircraft in all key market areas: transport, combat, reconnaissance, training, and helicopter.

From 2005 to 2010, Phil was the Chief Operating Officer of Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc., also known as LibertyWorks®, where the focus is advanced and innovative technology enabling solutions for the customer.

Mr. Burkholder joined Rolls-Royce in 1986 and moved through a series of assignments over the past 30 years: Vice President of Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc., Chief Engineer of JSF F-35B Rolls-Royce STOVL, Engineering Director of Propulsion Systems for Rolls-Royce Corp., Engineering Director for Rolls-Royce Defense North America, Chief Design Engineer for the AE 3007, and Design Engineer for turbine components.

He has contributed to the propulsion system solutions for aircraft such as the V-22 Osprey, C-130J, Cessna Citation X, Embraer RJ-145, RQ-4 Global Hawk, SAAB-2000, the F-35 Lightning II, T-45 Goshawk, A400M Atlas, Harrier, Bell 407, and others. He has five patented inventions.

Mr. Burkholder graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. In 2006, he completed The Executive Program from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a chartered engineer and a Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow. He currently serves on the board for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council, the Indiana Innovation Institute, and the RR-Purdue UTP Executive Governance Board. He served on the Virginia Tech Advisory Board for the College of Engineering 2008-2012. He is active in his community and serves on the board of his local church.

  Matthew Clemente

Matthew Clemente
Chief Technology Officer, Delivery, Devices & Connection Solutions, Eli Lilly & Company

Matthew James Clemente currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Delivery, Devices & Connected Solutions at Eli Lilly & Company. He is responsible for the leadership of the design and engineering of an emerging portfolio of electromechanical delivery devices, applications and algorithms that serve a wide variety of therapeutic needs and formulations. He has served in this position since October 2015.

Matt previously served as Director of Advanced Drug Delivery Systems at Unilife Corporation where he built and managed an integrated engineering and science organization focused on mechanical, electromechanical, digital and container closure systems for prefilled, preassembled, wearable drug delivery applications. Prior to Unilife, Matt held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at multiple Johnson & Johnson companies, where he primarily served in the new product development of insulin pumps at Animas Corporation for J&J’s Diabetes Care Franchise.

By way of education, Matt obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA in Finance from Villanova University.

  Mike Celentano

Mike Celentano
ESEP,  Adaptive Technology Program Manager, Roche Diabetes

Mike Celentano has been influencing the Medical Diagnostics field since 1987. He has experience in systems engineering, advanced research, engineering management, product development, and technology management.

Mike has dedicated his career to developing multi-disciplined instrumentation used to diagnose & monitor disease to ultimately help improve the quality of healthcare globally. He has worked for Technicon, Miles, Bayer,  Seradyn, UMM and Roche. Mike is currently the Program Leader for Global Adaptive Technologies at Roche Diagnostics Diabetes Care in Indianapolis. His charter is to evaluate and expedite new technologies and features that could benefit Roche’s diabetes patients, caregivers, and payers.

Mike has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from N.Y.I.T.  He achieved SE certification at the highest level in 2017. Mike has been granted many global patents related to medical diagnostics. Through his involvement in INCOSE Mike is striving to make Systems Engineering practices more common-place in the Biomedical Industry. Mike founded the INCOSE International Healthcare Working Group. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for INCOSE at the international level.

  Andrew Pickard

Andrew Pickard
Associate Fellow,  Rolls-Royce

Andrew Pickard joined Rolls-Royce in 1977 after completing a Ph.D. at Cambridge University in Fatigue and Fracture of Metals and Alloys. He is a Rolls-Royce Associate Fellow in System Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Chartered Engineer and a member of SAE International and of INCOSE. He is Chair of the SAE Aerospace Council, represents Rolls-Royce on the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board and is Chief of Staff for INCOSE.

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He has published one book on “The Application of 3-Dimensional Finite Element Methods to Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Life Prediction” and over 50 papers and book chapters in the fields of Materials Behaviour, Fatigue Crack Growth, Fracture Mechanics and Systems Engineering.

  Art Hyde

Arthur S. Hyde
Adjunct Professor Integrative Systems, University of Michigan
Past Chief Engineer for Ford Global Product Development System

Art Hyde is Adjunct Professor, Integrative Systems & Design with University of Michigan College of Engineering since Jan 2017.  Wrote and taught graduate Systems Engineering course – Architecture and Design.  Art is also on the Systems Engineering curriculum committee.

Art Hyde is Adjunct Professor, Integrative Systems & Design with University of Michigan College of Engineering since Jan 2017. He has written and taught graduate Systems Engineering course – Architecture and Design. Art is also on the Systems Engineering curriculum committee.

Art has also been Adjunct Lecturer, Automotive Engineering, from 9/2001 to May 2017. Art, wrote and taught graduate Automotive Engineering course – Lean Product Engineering.

Art has been with Ford Motor Company for 40 years including-

As Chief Engineer, Ford Global Product Development System, from 4/2014 to 10/2017, was responsible to develop, deploy, drive compliance and continuous improvement the lean product creation cross-functional process used by 15,000+ engineers and up to 1,000 suppliers on all vehicle programs throughout the globe since 2008CY. In total, his team reduced program delivery time-to-market by a further 16-20 months, resource consumption by 40% and improved on-time performance by 4x compared to the prior Product Development system.

As Mustang Chief Program Engineer, Ford North American Car from 2/1998 to 4/2002, he was accountable for vehicle line profitability and customer satisfaction. Led to best 3 years of profits in last 30 years (~$100-400million profits on annual revenue of ~$3.5billion) while improving customer high satisfaction from 61% (1999) to 69% (2002YTD). Simultaneously led 7 product programs, including the $1billion 2005 all-new car program as well as a major field action, Elected by members to Mustang Club of America BOD and Mustang Hall of Fame.

As Ford Product Development from 8/1988 to 2/1998, he has held various Managerial positions in Body Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Product & Program Planning, and Program Management.

Art, as C-Car Program Manager, Ford Hiroshima Operations from 8/1985 to 8/1988 Hiroshima Japan, was on-site Program Manager for $1.9billion 1991Escort/Tracer/Laser program for 90 global markets & 12 assembly sites. Additionally, Art led 1987 Festiva program produced by Kia in Korea.

Art held various engineering and planning engineering positions from 10/1977 to 8/1985 at Dearborn MI.

Since 3/2017, Art has been the Lean Systems Engineering Global Work Group Chairman INCOSE. As a Leader of cross-industry global working team, Art has been developing new techniques to improve the ability of Companies and Governments to deliver new products and services more efficiently and effectively.

Art has an MBA from University of Michigan School of Business Administration and BS (with Honors) Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

  Christian Gianni

Christian Gianni
Chief Technology Officer & Sr. VP Product Development, Whirlpool Corporation

Christian Gianni is the Chief Technology Officer for Whirlpool Corporation, the leading manufacturer of home appliances. Christian is responsible for driving technology and innovation development, including IoT (Internet of Things) at Whirlpool. Previously, Christian was the Senior Vice President of Product Development for Whirlpool Corporation and has been with the company for eight years. Christian earned his engineering degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. After graduation, he joined Fisher & Paykel and held a number of roles ranging from Design Engineer for laundry to Chief Technology, Vice President of Engineering before joining Whirlpool Corporation.


  Greg Garstecki

Greg Garstecki
Senior Principle Engineer, Whirlpool Corporation

Greg Garstecki, CSEP, is a Senior Principal Engineer at Whirlpool Corporation, a major appliance manufacturer.  His current role consists of leading Whirlpool's initiative to incorporate Systems Engineering principles into the Whirlpool Product Development (WPD) process.  Previous to this Mr. Garstecki was a System Architect for the Front Load Laundry platform.  He has been with Whirlpool for the past 25 years and has 7 patents with the company. 

After earning a B.S. from University of Pittsburgh, he worked 5 years in the aerospace industry before joining Whirlpool where he earned his M.S in Mechanical engineering from NTU. 

Mr. Garstecki has a broad field of expertise that includes systems engineering, structural and dynamics design/simulation, system performance modeling, design of experiments/six sigma, and new product design and development.


  Mark Petrotta

Mark Petrotta
Principal Systems Engineer, Systems Strategy Inc (SSI)

Mark Petrotta is a Principal Systems Engineer at Systems Strategy Inc (SSI), supporting the US Army in model based systems engineering and digital engineering. He has more than twenty years of experience in software development and systems architecture in aerospace and defense, encompassing space, land, and sea applications. He holds a OCSMP Model Builder Advanced certification in SysML, and is a Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

He received his BS from University of California, Santa Barbara, and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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