Experience

With more than 60 years of experience, Mr. Merrion is an expert in internal combustion engines. He specializes in diesel engines with a focus in automobiles, trucks, and marine applications. As an executive and senior vice president of engineering at Detroit Diesel Corporation, he worked alongside Roger Penske on many projects, including introducing a new diesel engine that increased the company’s market share from 3% to 28%. He also helped develop several alternate fuel engines. Mr. Merrion’s expertise in design, development and validation testing is particularly helpful with product liability and patent infringement issues. Mr. Merrion is a member of many technical advisory boards and is a past member of six National Academy of Science committees. His consulting clients list includes General Motors, General Electric, Penske Corp. and many others. A Fellow for both the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mr. Merrion holds a patent for a diesel electric hybrid engine and vehicle.

Credentials

  • Holds U.S. Patent for Diesel Electric Hybrid Engine and Vehicle
  • Holds U.S. Patent for Diesel Electric Hybrid Engine and Vehicle
  • Management School, University of Western Ontario, six weeks, 1980
  • MSME, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959
  • BSME, General Motors Institute, Kettering University, 1959

Affiliations/Awards

  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Fellow
  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Fellow
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • Engine Manufacturers Association, Former President
  • Coordinating Research Council, Former Member
  • U.S. Alternative Fuels Council, Former Member
  • U.S. Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force, Former Member
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Committee, Former Member
  • University of California, Riverside, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Member
  • Wayne State University, Dean of Engineering, Advisory Board, Former Member
  • Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc., Former Board of Directors Member
  • Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., Former Board of Directors Member
  • Hy-­Drive Technologies Ltd., Former Board of Directors Member
  • Truck Emission Control Technologies, Inc., Board of Directors, Chairman
  • Truck Emission Control Technologies, Inc., Board of Directors, Chairman
  • National Academy of Science, National Research Council, 6 Committees
  • SAE John Johnson Award Committee, Former Chairman
  • Soichiro Honda Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Powertrain Innovation Award, Society of Automotive Engineers

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