Hummer H2 Program Manager to Keynote daratechiDPS AUTO2003
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Hummer H2 Program Manager to Keynote daratechiDPS AUTO2003

Conference to be held June 9-10 in Novi, Michigan USA

Cambridge, MA, March 26, 2003 – Bill Knapp, Hummer H2 Program Engineering Manager at General Motors Corporation will describe the processes and technologies used to accomplish Hummer’s remarkable achievement of going from styling freeze to Job 1 in 16 months at the daratechiDPS AUTO2003: Intelligent Digital Prototyping Strategies for Auto & Off-Highway conference, taking place June 9-10, 2003 at the Novi Hilton Hotel in Novi, Michigan.

Other conference presenters include Dr. Tim Davis, Henry Ford Technical Fellow, Quality Engineering, Ford Motor Company and Dr. Agus Sudjianto, Manager, V-Engine Engineering Analytical Powertrain, Ford Motor Company, who will present award-winning approaches to ensuring quality with statistical engineering; and Theo Kaster, Global Chief Engineer, CAE-NVH Chassis Systems, TRW Automotive, presenting their successes and challenges in analytical-to-physical correlation.

Now in its third year, daratechiDPS AUTO2003 focuses on optimizing digital prototyping and physical testing processes and tools to meet auto makers’ urgent requirements to shorten product development cycles, manage increasing model complexity and variety, lower development costs by reducing physical prototype counts, make subjective product attributes and customer experience a core focus of engineering, and reduce warranty exposure, expensive recalls and product failures.

The conference is attended by chief engineers, vice presidents and directors overseeing product development, product managers, platform managers, program managers, engineering and CAE department heads and managers at OEMs such as General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Caterpillar, Deere, CNH Global and others, as well as suppliers such as Delphi, Visteon, Johnson Controls, Dana, TRW, and others.

Full conference details may be viewed at Online registration is at

For information contact Tom Greaves, Daratech, Inc., tel. (+1) 617.354.2339, ext. 3141, email Email Contact,