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Mike Keane

DRIVING FORWARD

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What I Do For You

Bespoke Vehicles

Design and Development of concepts tailored to your needs

Sustainable Transport

Engineering vehicles to eliminate negative future impacts

Regulatory Guidance

Navigate your company through the latest vehicle legislation

Reduced Costs

Engineering vehicle efficicency to reduce operational costs

Sectors

 
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Mass Transport

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Road

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Off-Highway & Industrial

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LGV & HGV

History

A career at the forefront of automotive development.

Over 40 individual vehicle programmes...

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Nissan Bladeglider

Technical Lead

Full Vehicle prototype

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ADL ENV400

Technical Lead

Thermal management programme

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Jaguar C-X75

Design Lead

Full Vehicle Prototype

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Ford 1.0 EcoBoost 
(GDTI, GDI, PFI)

Integration Engineer

Production development

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Toyota LandCruiser EV prototype

Chief Engineer

Prototype powertrain

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Nissan ENV200

Chief Engineer

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Range Extender

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EV Battery Development

Chief Engineer

Multiple programmes

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EV Refrigerated Truck

Technical Lead

Thermal Managment programme

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Thermal Energy Batteries

Technical Lead

Multiple programmes

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Formula E Battery

Head of Mech Eng

Series 1 development

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DAX Cobra EV Prototype

Chief Engineer

Full Vehicle prototype

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Nissan Nismo GTR Time Attack

Head of Mech Eng

Lightweighting programme

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Port Handling Equipment

Chief Engineer

Full Vehicle Development

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Nissan Nismo Pulsar

Head of Mech Eng

Lightweighting Programme

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Last Mile

Head of Mech Eng

Multiple programmes

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Range Rover
Evoque-E

Technical Lead

EV Powertrain prototype

 

About Me

With over 20 years of automotive engineering experience, I work at a senior level on leading-edge automotive technology with major global companies.

 

My extensive experience encompasses a range of use profiles: road, HGV, LGV, industrial, off-highway, motorsport and public transportation.

 

Leading multi-disciplinary team, I deliver innovative internal combustion, hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platforms.

Understanding All Automotive Sector Perspectives

My career has allowed me to influence the progression of a wide variety of companies and programmes, and therefore provides me with a truly unique perspective.

 

I have worked in senior positions on programmes for OEMS such as Ford, Williams F1, Nissan, Rover, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar, Liebherr and Magna, requiring a clear understanding of the cost criticality of high-volume programmes.

 

Bringing new technology to market requires a balance of cost and time efficiency, knowledge of regulatory requirements and robust development procedures.

I have led automotive start-up companies, including companies pivoting established technologies from other industries, where I managed this balance whilst growing team personnel.

 

Leading Tier 1 suppliers and consultancies my key responsibility was to understand the cost and time critical integration within the total multi-directional supply chain.

 

I drive the development of original and inventive technologies from blank-sheet through to production.

Now I can offer this experience to your programme and am keen to develop the next innovative automotive solution.

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CONTACT ME TODAY TO UNDERSTAND HOW I CAN AID YOUR PROGRAMME

+353-(0)85-85 65 339

 

Testimonials

Mike was a member of the WAE senior leadership team with direct responsibility for the mechanical engineering design group.


During his tenure Mike had significant responsibilities for various whole vehicle hybrid and EV projects with clients that included Nissan and JLR.


His complete vehicle understanding along with sound engineering process knowledge made Mike a valued contributor who was appreciated by staff and customers alike.

Craig Wilson
CEO
Williams Advanced Engineering

 

Media

TALKING THE TALK PODCAST

 Every two weeks, I will speaking with Kevin Reid, founder of the brilliant Ireland Made platform for our new ‘Talking the Talk’ podcast. we will be bringing you an exploratory conversation on items of automotive technology and their journey into mass production and the impact this has had on our motoring lives.

 

We will be covering cars that range from the 1885 Benz right up to what companies like Tesla, Kia and Lucid are doing today.

  

The Talking the Talk podcast will be available wherever you get your podcasts.

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The History of Aerodynamics

 Our opening podcast discusses road vehicle aerodynamics and how aircraft developments of WW1 created new design techniques that still influence today’s cars.

Links for some common podcast sources can be found below.

Irish Independant

"James Bond stunt car engineer joins electric car maker"

Transport Engineer

"Hand warmers go big"

Medical Independant

"""Future focused"

 

Mike Keane

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering Design MIEI

Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland

+353-(0)85-85 65 339

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