“I look forward to further enhancing CAR’s ability to contribute to and grow in our global automotive and transportation industry,” said Brown.

Brown has been a CAR board member since 2015. He retired as vice president and chief technologist at Delphi Automotive, where he was inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame. Brown’s accomplished career has included serving as Site Selection Manager for the prestigious Saturn Project, Chairman Emeritus of Convergence and, most recently, Chairman and President of SAE International in 2010.

He is a member of the National Academies, where they appointed him chairman of the Council on Energy and Environmental Systems and chairman of the Committee on Reducing Fuel Consumption for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. He has served on the Cummins Science and Technology Council and is currently a member of the Deere & Company Global Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (GTIAC). He was a member of the Science Advisory Committee of the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has served as a technology and innovation judge for PACE, CES, and the National Academy of Medicine for several years.

“Andy’s history of leadership and experience in the automotive and transportation industry makes him the perfect person for this role. I look forward to working closely with Andy to ensure that CAR helps create a safer and more sustainable automotive industry. We greatly appreciate Jim’s leadership over the past 12 years, including his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors. We wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.” said Alan Amici, President and CEO of CAR.

Jacobs has been a CAR board member since 2010 and took over as board chair in 2020. Jacobs took over as president of Macomb Community College on July 1, 2008. Prior to his appointment, he served concurrently as Director of the Center for Workforce Development and Policy at the College and as Associate Director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC), Columbia University’s College of Education.

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