SAN DIEGO — Fallbrook Technologies Inc., developer and manufacturer of NuVinci continuously variable planetary transmission technology, has announced the appointment of Al Kammerer to the newly created position of president.
Kammerer, who will report to William Klehm, chairman and CEO, is a seasoned automotive industry veteran who spent 34 years with Ford Motor Co., before retiring in 2008 as director of product development for Jaguar Land Rover. As president, Kammerer will lead Fallbrook’s product divisions. He has served as a member of the board of directors since February 2009 and will continue to serve as a director on Fallbrook’s board.
"At a time when the size, global nature and complexity of our business is increasing and demand for NuVinci technology is growing rapidly, Al Kammerer adds extensive product development, manufacturing and operational expertise to our management team," said Klehm. "Al will help us effectively support volume increases and achieve manufacturing efficiencies for current products. Another important responsibility for him will be to facilitate and drive the successful commercialization of new NuVinci products and applications."
"I’ve been impressed by the energy-saving potential and broad applicability of Fallbrook’s NuVinci technology from the moment I learned about it and began working with the company," Kammerer commented. "I am delighted to now have the opportunity in an executive role to help accelerate Fallbrook’s increasing commercial success."
Prior to serving as director of product development at Ford for Jaguar Land Rover, Kammerer served as executive director for SUV and body-on-frame vehicles in North America, where he led product development activities for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles with these platforms. In other previous work with Ford, he also served as vehicle line director for the group that developed the critically-acclaimed Ford Focus.
Kammerer holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from California State University at San Luis Obispo, and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.