Reynaldo D. Galang
Extensive knowledge in development of Military vehicles with proven record of accomplishments in design, validation, production and manufacturing engineering with success of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). One of three engineers that started the HMMWV program implementing ‘out of the box’ solutions to challenging vehicle requirements by the US military. From new concepts, load analysis, performance predictions and simulations to actual vehicle prototyping and testing of continuous innovative improvements led to success of the HMMWV through the years. Specialized in powertrain, driveline and chassis systems in powerplant selection, suspension articulation and steering geometry and gear design.
Effective leader as Chief Engineer of Powertrain Group mentoring newly graduate engineers multitasking up to five different vehicle programs concurrently for domestic and international applications. Program management skills in strong leadership, problem solving, communication, organizational and process skills utilized to lead and motivate teams to achieve goals.
AM General, LLC, Auburn Hills, MI July 2, 1979 – July 1, 2019 AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports high quality specialized vehicles for military and commercial vehicles worldwide.
Chief Engineer, International 2014-2019
Assisted Business Development Team as Lead Engineer to update vehicle design for international sales to comply with emissions, right hand drive, drivability and mobility requirements. Reported directly to the Vice President of Engineering and Business Development VP. Led vehicle validation in countries in Asia, Europe and Middle East.
Lead Engineer in design and application of add-on kits on the HMMWV featuring artillery equipment, communication equipment and connectivity enclosures, protected ambulance and support vehicles.
Supported Field Service Representative in resolutions to vehicle problematic issues or incidents. Conducted drivability, mobility and service demonstrations and training for vehicle optimal use with Foreign Military Sales customers.
Chief Engineer, Powertrain 2004-2014
Developed powertrain engineers to support numerous vehicle development, validation, release and production support. Managed and trained engineers to develop powertrain and drivetrain systems inclusive of powerplant selection in engine, transmission and transfer case selection, vehicle thermal balance in cooling, exhaust and air intake systems and fuel emissions and FMVSS regulations. Group supported new vehicle designs and improved performance and systems capacities of current production vehicles.
Led a productive group in support of government requests and submissions of proposals for new vehicles.
Led a productive group in commercialization of the H1. Acted as a powertrain and mobility consultant supporting GM development of the H2.
Managed development programs reporting to Vice-president of Engineering in Repower Program, Modernization Program and Autonomous Application of the HMMWV.
Successful in management of the Modernization program of the Humvee that was awarded by TACOM at $20M to improve performance, payload and protection of the vehicle. Recognition was given by Program Executive Office of Combat Support and Combat Service Support for dedication and outstanding efforts for focusing on all areas of program management that led to a program with achievable cost, schedule and performance parameters.
Led engineering groups in the design, development and integration of electronics, sensors, controls, radars, lidars, actuators, cameras and computers on autonomous versions of military vehicles working with commercial companies and military divisions for software and hardware support. Product was successfully proposed for use and demonstrated at U. S. Military Base Rodeo events featuring excellence in performance in autonomous operations and with gesture recognition commands by troops.
Engineering Manager 1987-2004
Successfully developed powertrain, drivetrain, suspension and steering modules for integration on vehicles such as the COBRA produced by Otokar, a defense company in Turkey, resulting in multi million yearly sales by the company aftermarket group.
Led powertrain engineering group in collaboration with and support to manufacturing, validation, quality, reliability, build and fabrication, supply chain, safety and certification groups for complete design and development of light and medium tactical vehicles such as the HMMWV, FMTV, HEMTT, FTTS, MTVR, MRAP and JLTV.
Product Engineer 1979-1986
Contributed to the overall success of the HMMWV. Developed design loads and criteria based on challenging requirements from the government desired configuration. Led analysis in vehicle performance predictions, modeling and simulation of major areas on design of vehicle such as powerplant selection, thermal balance, optimization of suspension articulation and steering geometry.
Met design requirements using ‘out of the box’ ideas such as use of geared hubs, lightweight materials and inboard brakes, slanted cooling system with geared fan drive. Led automotive performance testing and durability testing and verified vehicle performance operations at severe terrains and environmental conditions.
GM- MVO (Military Vehicles Operations), Troy, MI September 1986 – September 1987
GM-MVO designs, engineers and manufactures military vehicles. It is known for producing Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicles (CUCV) for the defense industry.
Worked with MAN truck company in Munich, Germany to repower heavy tactical vehicles with powerplant made in the United States. Vehicles were proposed to the U. S. government to address requirements of HET-70, PLS and 15-Ton truck programs.
Lawrence Tech University, Southfield, MI
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering