Dr. Kay Stepper Vice President
Head of Driver Assistance and Automated Driving North America
Chassis Systems Control
Robert Bosch LLC
Dr. Kay Stepper is Head of the Regional Business Unit Driver Assistance and Automated Driving, and Vice President of Engineering for the Chassis Systems Control division of Robert Bosch LLC in Plymouth, Michigan.
He is responsible for the product and business development of automotive driver assistance products and systems in North America.
Since joining Bosch in 1996, Dr. Stepper has held a series of engineering, research and business positions with Robert Bosch in the U.S. and in Germany. He has more than twenty years of experience in the automotive industry.
Dr. Stepper received both his master’s degree and his doctorate in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services.
Each year, Bosch spends more than $5 billion for research and development, and applies for some 3,800 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart, Germany in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”
In North America, Bosch develops, manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and packaging technology, therm-technology, household appliances, solar energy and healthcare products.
In 2013, Bosch’s roughly 281,000 associates worldwide generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries.
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