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Craig W. Rigby

Craig W. Rigby

Vice President Product Management and Strategy
Johnson Controls

Session Details

Fascia Lift:  The Future of Electric Drive
May 20, 2:00pm-3:15pm

The small light-duty vehicle segment has received the majority of EV offerings, but in a market where pick-ups, SUVs, and sedans dominate, how is electric drive evolving?


Craig Rigby is currently serving as the Vice President Product Management and Strategy. Craig leads a team to research, analyze, design, communicate and drive business and product strategy for the Original Equipment (OE) group. He has global responsibility for product management including road-mapping, core products, and optimizing the OE product line including SLI, EFB, AGM, and Lithium-ion products supplied to OE customers. He also coordinates market research and competitive intelligence for the OE group


Rigby joined Johnson Controls as Director of Hybrid Systems Engineering in March 2007 and was responsible for the development of lithium-ion battery systems. In his previous role as Vice President Global Product Engineering he was responsible for research and development initiatives which position Johnson Controls as a technological leader in our industry across all chemistries and battery initiatives.

Prior to Johnson Controls, Rigby was Director of Program Management and Business Development at Collins & Aikman Corporation. He also worked as an Engineering Supervisor at Ford, with a leadership role in the launch of the Ford Escape Hybrid.

Education and Background
Rigby holds a Master of Science in engineering management from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.