Josh Guilliams, Vice President of Consultancy, leads Smithers’ technical consulting team based in Akron, Ohio. Josh manages client relationships and works with other Smithers experts on complex projects. He also conducts in-depth investigations of a wide variety of rubber materials and final products on behalf of clients.
Before joining the team at Smithers, Guilliams spent several years in leadership at Polymer Valley Chemicals, Inc., as Technical Director and Vice President of Technical Operations. Prior to his time at Polymer Valley Chemicals, he held technical and commercial roles at Hankook Tire, EASTMAN Chemical Corporation, LANXESS Corporation, and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Lei Changchun, Male, who was born in October 1973. Master Degree, Professor level senior engineer. He is currently the Vice president and Secretary General of the 10th Council of China Rubber Industry Association(CRIA). He was graduated from Hubei University of Technology in 1994 , majoring in rubber and plastic engineering. From July 1994 to September 1996, he served as an engineer in the technical department of Wuhan Plastic Machinery General Factory.
He was graduated from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1999, majoring in polymer materials and engineering. From July 1999 to December 2012, he served as an Engineer and Manager of Rubber Department of China United Rubber Group Corporation. He joined China Rubber Industry Association(CRIA) in January 2013. He used to be the Secretary General of the Tyre Marketing Committee and the Secretary General of the Rubber Testing Committee.
Vice President, Sustainability & CSR – Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore. October 2021 – Present
Director, Sustainability Strategy – SABIC, Singapore.
Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability – SABIC, Singapore.
Ph.D, Polymer Syntheis, Structure, Property Relationships – Eindhoven University of TechnologyMaster of Technology, Polymer Science & Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
From 2005 to 2010, Amy worked in Giti R&D Center as PCT PCR & Racing tire engineer. From 2010 to 2012, she joined Linglong R&D Center as International OE Department Manager. After that, Amy worked in Ford Research Engineering Center, served as Tire Supplier Technical Assistant Specialist (2012~2014) and Global Advanced Tire Core Specialist (2014~2018). Since 2018, Amy has been holding the position of Senior Technical Expert in Geely Research Engineering Center.
I am Lv manyi, from chassis Development Institute of FAW Corporation. I am engaged in tire dynamics testing and modeling.
Jimi Han is chassis senior manager of NIO, in charge of Tyres, Wheels, TPMS, TWA, Tools, damper and Accessories. He graduated from Beijing university of technology, and issued seven patents during work, four of them are Patent for Invention.
He has participated more than ten programs, like NIO ES8, ES6, EC6, ET7, ES7 and Volvo S90, S60, XC60 and so on. I have developed high performance tire, low RRc tire, silent and self-sealing tire for NIO programs.
He likes to invest new technology, and defined new functions and new features for NIO programs.
After graduation in 2005, Hu was engaged in tire manufacturing, development and research in Wanli Tire, Geely, Baoneng Motor, and Xiaopeng Huitian. Now Hu mainly conducts research on tire vertical impact, dynamic compression, tire airworthiness and other related work. Hu Integrates the requirements of automobile tires and aviation tires, and develop flying car tires that can meet the requirements of airworthiness safety and automobile attributes at the same time.
Edward graduated from Anhui Agricultural University with bachelor’s degree，major in Vehicle Engineering. In the past 11 years, he worked in Giti, FCA, Ford and Smithers. His experience and research area cover target setting, design & development, tuning/test and experimental validation of tires for passenger vehicles. Edward now works as the Lead Technical Engineer for Materials Science and Engineering Division, Smithers.
Leading team with wide vision and large planning pattern, Being engaged in tire-track comprehensive evaluation research and OEM-matching validation service. Meanwhile, participating in UN/ECE/WP29 GRB and GRRF working group to coordinate tire related international regulations with high frequency. For the sake of guiding green consumption,being the key personnel of editing C-GTRA (China green tire rating and assessment) 2016 and 2017 revision to push the transformation upgrading and product structure adjustment of vehicle-tire industry.
Dr. Chuang Su primarily focuses on Sailun’s force & moment testing, tire dynamics research & application, and technical consulting. He has a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and 10 years of experience in machine design, rubber & tire testing, tire dynamics, and machine learning.
Bing Zhu, professor and doctoral supervisor of the College of Automotive Engineering of Jilin University, national young talent, top-notch innovative talent in Jilin Province, currently the vice dean of College of Automotive Engineering of Jilin University, director of Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Innovation Center of Jilin University, chairman of Youth Working Committee of China Society of Automotive Engineers, member of Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Sub-Technical Committee of the China Automotive Standardization Technical Committee, editorial board member of International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous System, youth editorial board member of China Journal of Highway and Transport, youth editorial board member of Automobile Technology.
The main research directions include automotive electronic control and intelligent technology. Bing Zhu has presided over more than 20 provincial and ministerial level projects, published more than 90 SCI/EI indexed academic papers, obtained more than 40 authorized invention patents and 1 US patent, and won the first prize of China Automobile Industry Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of China Productivity Promotion Award (Innovative Development), the second prize of Jilin Province Technology Invention Award, Jilin Province Youth Science and Technology Award, and China Automobile Industry Award Outstanding Young Scientific and Technological Talent Award.
Audit, Consulting and Training Experience in the automotive and tire industry for 8 years; Experience in R & D, technology and process improvement in tire industry for 20 years; More than 50+ experience in tire factory audit, training and consulting; Familiar with quality system and OEM special requirements, good at quality system operation diagnosis and risk analysis; Systematically master the process and problem method identification, analysis and improvement, and good at the analysis and improvement of tire life-cycle product problems; Good at planning and implementing the training of working skills and worker management ability and middle-level staff in production enterprises; Good at planning and implementing the training of working skills and worker management ability and middle-level staff in production enterprises.
Graduated from Tsinghua University, Automotive Engineering department. 27 years in automotive and components industry and over 15 years technical standards, regulations and product certification work experience. Since 2013, served Continental tire company as director of APAC Standards & Regulations.
Ye Wei, worked in the Industrial Standards and Government Regulations department of Michelin (China) Investment Co., Ltd., mainly engaged in tire raw materials and environmental related standards and regulations, and is currently the director of sustainable development of Jiangsu Xingda Steel Cord Co., Ltd.
Calvin graduated from Dalian University of Technology and got his MS degree. In the past 15 years, he worked in Michelin, ExxconMobil and Cabot. His expertise covers material and processing technology development, technical service, continuous improvement for tire manufacturing, and technology team management. He had given over 100 presentations in customer seminars or industry conferences. Calvin is now the applications development manager and lead scientist at Cabot Asia Technology Center.