Competition in all aspects of transportation and energy industries is becoming fiercer as weakening growth, expanding competition, technological change and fluid capital encounter environmental constraints, inconsistent government policies and regulatory regimes, and a leveling of technological skill worldwide. Since 1995, STG has been helping clients succeed in this business environment.
Gerald Bernstein, Managing Director of the Stanford Transportation Group (STG), was Director of the Transportation, Manufacturing and Environmental Center at SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute) before that company exited the management consulting business. In over 30 years at STG and SRI, Mr. Bernstein has led and managed over 150 client assignments evaluating new technologies and processes in the transportation and energy industries. Corporate clients have included such companies as Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, Lockheed, Carlisle Group, Raytheon, Westinghouse, Honda, Mitsubishi, Bombardier (Canada) and Embraer (Brazil); issues addressed include assessment of market opportunities for new technologies, analysis of competitive products and market forecasts. From 2007 - 2017, Mr. Bernstein served as Director of the Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy program for the San Francisco Bay Area for the California Community College System. In this role, he worked with automotive and electrical programs at colleges throughout the region and with industry partners to expand Hybrid, Electric Vehicle (EV) and solar photovoltaic (PV) training. He obtained additional state and federal grants to support these efforts; he served as manager of the California-Hawaii sector of the DOE Sunshot-supported Solar Instructor Training Network for 5 years. In 2017, he was succeeded in his Director role by Ms. Pamela Gutman, also of STG.
Mr. Bernstein holds a BS in Aeronautics (RPI) and MS in Engineering Management (Stanford). He is former chair of the National Academies Transportation Research Board’s Economics & Forecasting committee (aviation). He has been guest lecturer at Stanford and San Jose State Universities. Mr. Bernstein is an Army veteran, and is listed in various editions of Who’s Who in America.
Pamela Gutman, Senior Director of the Stanford Transportation Group, has over 25 years of general business consulting experience in the transportation and energy sector, while working at SRI International and for the Stanford Transportation Group. She also has five years of experience consulting and leading sector projects for the California Community Colleges. Ms. Gutman is currently serving the California Community Colleges as the Deputy Sector Navigator for Advanced Transportation and Renewable Energy for the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area region.
Ms. Gutman has led the auto programs of 12 colleges to focus on the 21stCentury Skills needed for student success in the automotive technician career pathway. During this project, college faculty reviewed and updated their existing Alternative Fuel and Electric Vehicle curricula and worked with automotive employers to identify and prioritize the soft skills necessary for success in the automotive technician pathway. She also developed a ‘community of practice’ in the automotive sector—where the region’s automotive faculty work together to better prepare their students for industry and technology changes. Due to the success of this program, Ms. Gutman is now leading another regional project with 11 community college auto programs to prepare faculty for the emerging autonomous vehicle and advanced electrical systems involving training, curriculum development and development of pilot courses.
Ms. Gutman holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (aka Thunderbird) and a BA in Political Science from UCLA. She also serves on the Board of the Northern California Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA).
Dr. Claire Starry Senior Economist at Stanford Transportation Group, has more than 30 years research and consulting experience in business and economics for corporate and government clients. Dr. Starry’s specialities include economic impact studies; demand forecasting and modeling; cost benefit, life cycle and cost-effectiveness analyses; statistical and mathematical modeling; buisness plan development, and industry financial and market analysis. She has undertaken numerous studies involving passenger and freight transportation covering North American, European and Asian markets, including travel demand forecasts at the city-pair, regional, national and international level.
Dr. Starry was previously Director of the Transportation Economics program at SRI International, was President of TDS Economics, and is a Certified Small business Advisor through the Small Buisness Development Centers and worked with the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center. Her research findings have been published in both trade magazines, as well as in research reports. Dr. Starry holds an MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, and a BA in economics from the University of Santa Clara (California). She currently teaches business and economics courses at the undergraudate and graduate levels.
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