Speaker Bio

Ann Rundle

Ann Rundle is Vice President at ACT Research Co., LLC. Her career has been focused in 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.  Ann was with Eaton Corporation 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 & Ferrari).  Rundle left Eaton to join a small R&D start-up 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, Ann 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 BSE in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from University of Michigan and an MBA from San Diego State University.  Ann is a Director/Trustee of the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation and leads their After-school Education programs and the Grants & Scholarships committee.