Swamy Kotagiri was named Executive Vice President of Magna International’s corporate engineering and research & development functions in January 2013. In this role, Kotagiri oversees all aspects of the company’s innovation and new-product development activities, at a corporate level as well as in conjunction with Magna’s operating units.Kotagiri has more than 20 years of industry experience and previously served in various engineering leadership positions at Cosma International, a Magna operating unit. He was responsible for innovation strategy development as well as the launch and execution of new technologies in Cosma’s manufacturing divisions while serving as Executive Vice President of global engineering and R&D starting in 2008 and Vice President of R&D prior to that. Before joining Cosma, he was a structural engineer at General Motors.Kotagiri has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University with a specialization in materials and structural engineering. He has more than 12 patents to his credit in automotive product and process design, and has memberships with the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Swamy Kotagiri and other top speakers and celebrities.