Dana Incorporated Announces New Leadership to Lead Electric Vehicle Systems Engineering

Dana Incorporated | May 11, 2020

  • Dana Incorporated today announced that Dr. Hong Yang has joined the company as senior director of electric vehicle systems engineering.

  • Dr. Yang most recently served as director of engineering for Sensata Technologies where he led the company's global engineering efforts for electrification.

  • Dr. Yang is currently an adjunct associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Dana Incorporated today announced that Dr. Hong Yang has joined the company as senior director of electric vehicle systems engineering for its Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion business unit.

In this role, he will lead full electric vehicle architecture and systems engineering, including software deployment and testing, component and subsystem integration, as well as Dana's hybrid and electric vehicle strategies and product roadmap.

Dr. Yang's significant experience in electrified systems engineering is well suited for driving and expanding our e-Powertrain capabilities for customers.

- Ryan Laskey, senior vice president, Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems


Dr. Yang most recently served as director of engineering for Sensata Technologies where he led the company's global engineering efforts for electrification. Prior to this, he worked on autonomous vehicle integration for Uber's Advanced Technology Group; battery management systems for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; and hybrid powertrain systems and controls for General Motors.

Dr. Yang's understanding of autonomous driving and software combined with his background in battery management and electric vehicle development makes him an excellent fit to lead our delivery of sustainable solutions for our customers.

- Christophe Dominiak, chief technology officer for Dana


He earned a master's degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and master's degree in robotics from Southeast University in Nanjing, China.

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Dr. Yang is currently an adjunct associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and serves as a guest editor for the International Journal of Vehicle Design. He is a committee member of IEEE ITEC, and an Advanced Battery session chair for the SAE World Congress.

About Dana Incorporated:

Dana is a world leader in providing power-conveyance and energy-management solutions that are engineered to improve the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment. Enabling the propulsion of conventional, hybrid, and electric-powered vehicles, Dana equips its customers with critical drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.

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