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Our management team has demonstrated a unique ability to adjust to changing environments and volatile economic cycles. We continually re-invent ourselves for this difficult but necessary adjustment. As with all good companies, our people are the most important assets of PHC. The breadth of our knowledge was earned in the trenches of the automotive business and our work ethic is unequalled. Our core team is our advantage.
 
Julie Brown 
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PHC 
Julie Brown was the owner and CEO of Plastech. Between 1988 and 2008, Plastech grew from one plant and $1.2 million in annual revenue to become the largest injection molding company in North America, with revenue of $1.5 billion, over 40 plants in the US/Canada/Mexico, and more than 13,500 employees, supplying components on 90% of the vehicles assembled in North America. Plastech's customers included all of the largest OEMs in North America (Toyota, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, Hyundai, and International Truck), as well as several of the largest tier 1's (Johnson Controls, Lear, Magna/Intier, Visteon). About $100 million in sales were to non-automotive customers. Ms. Brown received numerous awards for Plastech as the largest woman-owned company in Michigan and the largest minority-owned automotive supplier in North America. Prior to Plastech, Ms. Brown had been a design engineer at Ford Motor Company. Ms. Brown holds a Masters degree in Engineering, and is a former Trustee of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and of Brown University.


Paul Reinke, PE 
VP Engineering / Engines
Paul Reinke is a retired "GM Fellow" with almost 40 years of experience in powertrain design, development and emission controls development. Most recently he served as the Global Innovation Manager in the GM Powertrain, Advanced group where he lead an international team responsible for drive quality and calibration of future powertrains. 
Mr. Reinke is a licensed professional engineer, a holder of 18 Patents, and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineering. 
Mr. Reinke has a Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Mechanical Engineering and is a former lecturer at the University of Michigan for Combustion and Emissions Seminars.

Naveen K. Mital, Ph.D., PE
VP Engineering / Body Structures and NVH 
Naveen Mital's responsibilities include design and development of body structures to insure that vehicles meet US regulations and customer expectations for crashworthiness and NVH. 
Dr. Mital was employed at General Motors Technical Center for 30 years as a Director for Body Structure and Vehicle Integration, Vehicle Structural Engineering for Superior Crashworthiness and NVH performance, Experimental Testing & Computerized Data Analysis of BIW & trimmed vehicles. He taught undergraduate & graduate courses at General Motors University for 10 years. 
Dr. Mital has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan, a Ph.D in Bio-Engineering & Occupant Safety from Wayne State, and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, GM Technical Fellow, Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and Certified Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). Dr. Mital was a recipient of Chairman’s Honors Award for exceptional work at GM’s Innovation Zone and has published numerous articles in international journals & magazines. 

Jing Ping Lui 
VP of Engineering Development, China 
Jing Ping Lui (Jimmy) joined PHC as the VP of Engineering Development, China. He heads a team of over 20 engineers and doctoral students experienced in safety/emissions engineering, development and testing. 
Dr. Liu posseses more than 25 years of working experience on internal combustion engines at Hunan University (China), National Engineering Laboratory (NEL, UK), FEV Inc. (Germany & USA) and Peteco Inc. (China). He was involved in more than 20 engine and powertrain research, development, design and performance improvement programs for Ford UK, Rover group, FMC, GM, Chrysler, ChangAn, FAW, ChangFengand many other OEMs. Dr. Liu specializes in engine performance development via testing, simulation and process CFD. He is also an expert on turbocharging, GDI, high speed diesel, and alternatively fueled engines. Dr. Liu was involved in a homologation program for another Chinese OEM, in charge of facilitating collaboration between the USA and Chinese teams. 

Ruimin Yang 
Director EMS / OBD-II Calibration, China 
Ruimin Yang (Raymond) posseses more than 23 years of working experience on engine controls and system development at Tsinghua University (China), West Virginia University (USA), General Motors (USA), Bosch (USA) and Peteco (China). 
Mr. Yang was involved in many GM powertrain development projects, especially in engine control systems. He is an expert in engine management system (EMS) calibration and understands US requirements on emissions and OBDII. The vehicles he has been involved with include Cadillac CTS, STS, and SRS. Model year 2008 Cadillac CTS was awarded car of the year award, and its engine was awarded as one of the top 10 engines in the world. 
Mr. Yang was a vice group leader in implementing a national 863 program and also a project leader in implementing the national supporting program.

James Brown
General Counsel
Jim Brown was employed by Ford Motor Company for 19 years progressing from staff attorney to Assistant General Counsel - Automotive Safety and Product Litigation. At Ford, Mr. Brown was responsible for all aspects of product litigation, automotive safety and regulatory compliance in the areas of emissions and CAFE. He served as a member of the Product Development Leadership Group which was responsible for overseeing all product development decisions of the company.
Mr. Brown was named one of the Top 45 Corporate Attorneys in America under 45 by the National Law Journal for his work in reducing product lawsuit costs.
Subsequently, Mr. Brown was the Chief Administrative Officer for Plastech, with responsibility for Legal, HR, and Purchasing - including oversight of Supplier Quality, working with suppliers to minimize defects and recalls.
Mr. Brown has a Juris Doctor from UCLA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Judy Hayes 
Office Manager 
Judy Hayes joined PHC as the Office Manager. She has over 30 years experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant at the former Kmart Corporation headquarters, Troy, MI.