B. Scott Farrenkopf
Scott Farrenkopf is an enterprising engineer turned business executive and entrepreneur with a successful career of 36 years in the transportation industry developing and launching high technology motor vehicle products plus manufacturing processes including leading global multi-site operations with P&L over US$120M. Scott has held senior executive management roles with General Motors Corporation, Delphi Corporation/Automotive Systems, Schneider Electric/Kavlico, Trimentum Management Partners, and the startup GoTek Energy®, Inc. where he is COO/Board Director and is instrumental in the development and launch of a new DynaKinetic™ rotary clean fuel combustion engine and energy efficient compressor/pump. As a P&L executive, Scott has had a very successful career and contributed to significant global lifetime revenue growth of over one-half billion US dollars, major annual cash flow increases of over US$3M, outstanding annual operational cost reductions and efficiency improvements of over US$25M, large ten-fold quality issue reductions, organizational realignments, operational movements and consolidations, and operation start-ups. He has extensive experience in the South American, Asian, and European markets including new product, line/cell, or plant launches in all 3 regions as well as in North America. He spent 4 years on assignment in Brazil and 4 years in Mexico. As an engineering executive, Scott had responsibility for global Technical Center operations employing up to 1800 engineers and technicians. He has significant experience in chassis and powertrain motor vehicle systems. He was instrumental in leading the development and production launches of modules and subsystems such as powertrain variable-nozzle turbo charger control for Volvo Truck, cam phasing for Hyundai, chassis modules for the Chevrolet Celta, Gen-3 wheel bearings for the Chevrolet Astra, MagneRide suspension for the Corvette, Integrated Chassis for Cadillac, brake-by-wire for the GM EV, and the controlled suspension system for Chrysler’s 6-wheeled T-Rex prototype pickup. He has also held component engineering responsibility for valves, electric motors, sensors, controllers along with their embedded algorithms including diagnostics and communications, wiring, and batteries. In the area of supply chain, Scott has managed over US$60M in purchased material from 180 suppliers encompassing over 1600 active part numbers which were shipped from 49 lines/cells to 414 customers over 710 locations at volumes over 315,000 per week. He headed up chassis Supplier Development and Quality for Delphi in South America and localized over 80 suppliers during a time of significant currency devaluation impacting imported material in 1999. He championed Delphi’s global sensor and actuator annual cost reduction effort from Mexico for 3 years. He has also led site certifications to both ISO9000 and TS16949. Finally, he acted as a corporate beta site for a new ERP system and achieved implementation in 6 months. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and in Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in the United States and has completed Graduate studies at the University of Dayton in the United States. Scott is also certified as a Shainin Rolling Top 5 Manager and holds a professional engineer EIT certification from Ohio. He has 3 patents granted in the United States with each pending in 8 other foreign countries. He has participated in the professional associations of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He has also been very active in the charitable organization of Rotary International including being the Club President of the Rotary Club of Moorpark and Executive Assistant Governor and Board Director for Rotary District 5240 covering the 4 California counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern. Scott has sat on 5 NPO boards including charitable foundations of affiliates of Rotary International and a college and 2 private corporation boards. Scott also speaks fluent Portuguese.