VP of Electrification & Autonomy, ACT Research
TOPIC The growth of commercial electric vehicles
Ann Rundle’s career has been focused in the transportation industries since her early years as an engineer in the marine industry. Rundle transitioned to strategic planning and business development roles in automotive and commercial vehicles after completing her MBA.
Rundle was with Eaton Corp. for 20 years, with senior leadership roles as director of Business Development for the Automotive group, and Global Customer Sales Director for General Motors and Fiat group (including Iveco, CNH and Ferrari). She later joined a small R&D startup focused on advanced Li-ion battery technologies, and from there transitioned into independent consulting projects focused on developing growth strategies for new technologies, primarily in industrial and commercial vehicle markets.
Most recently, Rundle was with Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (now Stellantis after the merger with PSA), leading their global Strategy & Planning for electrified vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric, and fuel cells for both automotive and commercial vehicle applications.
Rundle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from San Diego State University.