Wednesday, 25 November 2020 00:24

Michigan Gov. Makes Appointments to State Council on Future Mobility and Electrification


...to collaborate with industry leaders, researchers, environmental groups and other public officials to create a coordinated plan and take advantage of this opportunity.”


The governor has designated the director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to serve as chairperson of the council. This role is currently being held by Acting Director Susan Corbin, who will serve as chairperson at the pleasure of the governor.


“The efforts of this council will be critical to executing a statewide strategy for mobility and electrification,” Corbin said. “Putting forward the best policies to ensure economic growth, charting new paths for talent and taking a forward-looking approach to infrastructure reinforce Michigan’s culture of innovation and the competitiveness of our automotive core.”


The council will consist of the directors from the Departments of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Transportation, Insurance and Financial Services, State Police, Treasury, Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, and the chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission.


Additionally, the governor is appointing the following 10 members to the council, all effective Oct. 22:


Robert F. Babik, of Ann Arbor, executive director of global regulatory affairs and sustainability for General Motors, and Stephen J. Bartoli, of Birmingham, vice president of global greenhouse gas compliance for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group (FCA), were appointed to represent business, policy, research or technological leaders in future mobility for four-year terms.


Patrick Cadariu, of Detroit, head of vehicle and trucking supply chain operations for Waymo; Derek S. Caveney, Ph.D., of Plymouth, executive engineer for Toyota’s North American operations; and Chris Nevers, of Dundee, director of environmental engineering and policy at Rivian Automotive; were appointed to represent business, policy, research or technological leaders in future mobility for three-year terms.


Cory Connolly, of Detroit, vice president of policy at the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, and Jeffrey A. Dokho, of Huntington Woods, research director for...