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Bernhard Hoffmann

Vice President Global Product Development & Engineering
US Steel Corporation

Bernhard Hoffmann joined United States Steel Corporation in April 2015 as Vice President – Engineering and Product Development for Automotive Solutions, one of three commercial entities within U. S. Steel’s North American Flat-Rolled products operating segment.  In April 2016, he assumed the role of Vice President – Global Product Development and Engineering.  In this position, Mr. Hoffmann oversees the Research and Development team based in Munhall, Pa., as well as the Application Engineering and Design group operating at the company’s Troy, Mich., automotive technical center.
U. S. Steel’s Automotive Solutions commercial entity collaborates with automotive customers to develop solutions for the industry’s unique challenges, particularly increased fuel economy standards and safety requirements, utilizing the next generation of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and Gen3 steels.
Before joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Hoffmann spent nearly 20 years within the Chrysler family of products, both in the United States and in Europe.  Chrysler is recognized as a global leader in the auto industry, and today its brands include Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat.  During his time at Chrysler, Mr. Hoffmann worked on a series of vehicle launch programs within product engineering and incorporated innovative material usage and enhanced manufacturing techniques.  His portfolio includes managing the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee body-in-white (BIW) from concept through vehicle launch, and leading structural chassis development for all North American Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat. 
Mr. Hoffmann has a proven track record of innovation outside of the competitive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) markets.  During his time at both Honeywell Aerospace and Shiloh Industries, he led efforts to find and implement new technologies and applications to provide solutions to a variety of markets.  He has also led teams that were awarded a number of technology patents and developed innovative trade secrets.
Mr. Hoffmann earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona.

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