Dan Hancock is in his 55th year of propulsion engineering and senior management in the global
transportation industry. He retired from General Motors in 2011 after 43 years of service in powertrain
engineering and general management. He now consults with the light-, medium- and heavy-duty
vehicle industries, primarily in the propulsion and alliances areas.
His last position with GM was Vice President, Global Strategic Product Alliances, where he developed
propulsion-related collaborations with other major companies and served as Chairman of the DMAX
and VM Motori diesel engine joint ventures with Isuzu and Fiat, respectively. Dan’s other roles include
GM Vice President, Global Powertrain Engineering; Chief Executive Officer, Fiat-GM Powertrain, a
Turin, Italy-headquartered multinational joint venture providing engines and transmissions to all Fiat
and GM passenger vehicle brands in Europe and South America; and President of Allison Transmission
Dan chairs the boards of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. and SuperTurbo Technologies Inc., and serves as
chair and on the CEO advisory boards for the AISIN Group and HUSCO International, respectively. He is
also a director on the board of Cryoport Inc., a global leader of temperature-controlled supply chain
solutions for the life sciences industry.
He has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International for 48 years and is
an SAE Fellow. He served as President of SAE in 2014; has been Chairman of the SAE Detroit Section;
and has served on the SAE Board of Directors. He was Chairman of the SAE Foundation Board of
Trustees from 1998 to 2008 and is now an Emeritus Trustee. He was President of FISITA, the
International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, from 2004 to 2006. He currently serves
as a trustee of the FISITA Foundation. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
in 2011. He has served on the National Research Council’s Committee for Medium- and Heavy-Duty
Vehicle Fuel Consumption and GHG Reduction and the NAE Special Nominating Committee.
He has earned the SAE Medal of Honor, the SAE Sid Olsen Engineering Manager Award, the SAE
Gordon Millar Award and the SAE Donald W. Ableson Award. He also has received the Great Golden
Medal for Service to the Republic of Austria and the Sagamore of the Wabash recognition from the
state of Indiana.
Dan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from GMI and a Master's degree in
Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He resides with his family in Indianapolis and enjoys downhill skiing, high-altitude hiking and recreational