Robert (Bob) E. Lee

Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion, and Systems Engineering, FCA - North America

Powertrain Coordination

Robert (Bob) E. Lee is Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion, and Systems Engineering, FCA – North America, as well as Powertrain Coordination. 

Lee is also a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA). The GEC is the highest management-level decision making body within the FCA organization and is led by the FCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Lee was appointed Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering, in July 2011. In this capacity, he has responsibility for directing the design, development and release of all engines and electrified propulsion systems for FCA US products. 

Lee joined the company in 1978 as an engineer-in-training in the Chrysler Institute of Engineering program and has since held a variety of positions in different areas of Powertrain. Significant elements of his professional background include:
  • 2014 - 2015, Interim Head of Transmission Powertrain and Driveline Engineering, FCA US LLC
  • 2011 - current, Head of Engine, Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion, and Systems Engineering, FCA – North America
  • 2011 - current, Powertrain Coordination
  • 2011 - current, Head of Powertrain Coordination, GEC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
  • 2009, Vice President – Engine and Electrified Propulsion and Advance Powertrain Engineering
  • 2004, Vice President – Powertrain Product Engineering, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
  • 2003, Director – Powertrain Systems & Controls
  • 1999, Director – Rear-Wheel Drive Engine Engineering
  • 1997, Executive Engineer – Rear-Wheel Drive V-Engine Engineering, Chrysler Corporation
  • 1993, Senior Manager – Jeep® and Truck Base Engine Engineering
  • 1987, Supervisor – Advance Engine Systems Development
  • 1984, Senior Engineer – Engine Performance Development
  • 1978, Engineer-in-Training – Chrysler Institute of Engineering Program

Lee has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) since 1978; he is a founding member of the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference Leadership Team and served as the 2007 NAIPC Conference Chairman. Lee is known for leading many new engine programs including the rebirth of the iconic HEMI® V-8 engine in 2003 and the new Pentastar V-6 engine in 2010.

Lee holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University (1993), a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1980) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University (1978).

Lee was born in Chillicothe, Ohio.


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