By Kristopher Porter
Rob Simons (left) has been with Edelbrock for 11 years, and has recently taken on a new role as the vice president of advanced manufacturing.
SEMA Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) presents a live chat featuring Edelbrock’s Rob Simons and SEMA Garage Mechanical Engineer Luis Morales. This live chat is an open Q&A filmed in the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, where participants will have a chance to communicate directly with Simons and Morales as they answer questions about the Tech Transfer program.
Simons has been with Edelbrock for 11 years, and has recently taken on a new role as the vice president of advanced manufacturing, responsible for transforming Edelbrock’s manufacturing facilities into the “factory of the future.” He holds six U.S. patents, including the E-Force supercharger and EFI Fuel Sump. Prior to Edelbrock, Simons served as the powertrain engineering manager at Saleen Inc., where he was responsible for all powertrain systems for Saleen vehicles.
Luis Morales, a mechanical engineer for SEMA, is involved in various engineering-related services.
His seven years at Saleen included such milestones as the launch of the S7 supercar, one U.S. patent and the design of the Series VI supercharger system. Prior to Saleen, Simons was an engineer with the U.S. Department of Defense at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, working on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology for five years.
Morales, a mechanical engineer for SEMA, is involved in various engineering-related services that assist automotive aftermarket companies to develop products and take them to market. Those services range from access to OEM CAD data, 3-D scanning, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, product testing and vehicle technology. Morales graduated from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 2016 with a bachelors of science degree in mechanical engineering.
Location for Live Chat: ETTN Facebook Page
Date: April 25
Time: 12:00 p.m.–12:15 p.m. (PDT)
Hosted by Rob Simons of Edelbrock and Luis Morales of SEMA
Join the Live Chat and come ready with questions to tap into Simons’ and Morales’ expertise.