MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS:
"My high school English teacher who now has passed away. I started learning English in high school. He showed me the value of persistence and building up self-confidence for public speaking, and led me to good authors and books."
LAST BOOK READ:
"Nonfiction, it was The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan; on the fiction side, Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai."
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
"Reliable in delivering on commitments, high standards for delivery by myself and the team, and a compassion for people."
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED:
"It's an exciting time to be in the lithium-ion battery business. It's a major bright spot in the automotive industry supplier business. With diversification of transportation and getting away from gas and petroleum, the best solution on the table is hybridization, and the most critical solution is the lithium-ion battery. It's going to grow substantially over the next five-10 years. Some projections say it can grow into a $150 billion business by 2030."
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET:
"I have to say it's my BlackBerry. It's sort of become of an extension with email, GPS, and everything that I need."
"The Grand Tetons National Park."
"Reading when I can do it, playing bridge, hiking, none of which I've been able to do for awhile now."
"Good Indian food."
MY HIDDEN TALENT:
"Working with kids and actually teaching kids. It's a passion that I haven't been able to indulge in but something I want to do when I retire."
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED:
"As somebody who moved the needle on making hybrids affordable in the U.S."
At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.