Hakan Yilmaz is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at BorgWarner. In this role, Yilmaz oversees the company’s corporate advanced engineering, portfolio strategy and market research teams to ensure BorgWarner’s technical portfolio continues to lead the industry and meet current and future market needs. Prior to joining BorgWarner, Yilmaz spent more than 15 years at Robert Bosch, where he held several engineering, strategy and executive positions in the US and Europe with increasing responsibilities. Most recently, he was the vice president, global head of powertrain systems and advanced engineering. Before his time at Bosch, Yilmaz gained engineering experience at Volvo Car Corporation and other European-based companies. Yilmaz earned master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering management from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey.