David Muyres most recently held the position of Vice President, Educational Initiatives, for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In this capacity, Mr. Muyres was responsible for developingnew strategic offerings for the college. Mr. Muyres was also responsible for directing the Art Center’s summits, a series of annual events focused on sustainable mobility (artcenter.edu/summit). The summits have brought together global business, design and governmental leaders to discuss the future of sustainable transportation—they explore creative new systems and business models that inspire people to think differently about how we all move around the planet. Prior to joining Art Center in 2005, Mr. Muyres worked at Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI), where he held various functional and executive management positions within the automotive division in the United States, Europe and Asia. During his tenure at JCI, he received six patents.
Mr. Muyres has spoken about the future of sustainable mobility at events around the world, including London, Sweden, Portugal, Shanghai, Taiwan, and across the United States. In December 2008, Mr. Muyres was asked to provide testimony on the future of the automotive industry to Rep. Ed Markey’s House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Mr. Muyres has acted as a design advisor to various start-up mobility and transportation companies and is assisting in the creation of the NewNorth Center for Design in Business in Michigan. In 2009, Mr. Muyres joined forces with Hunt Green LLC in Washington, DC, to further integrate sustainable mobility solutions into newly emerging national policy.
Most recently Mr. Muyres has co-founded a new non-profit organization, OnGoingTransportation, to research and create an all-new vision for transportation in America. (OnGoingTransportation.com) Mr. Muyres has a profound interest in bringing together the best and brightest minds to re-envision the transportation industry. Mr. Muyres brings his global industry experience, creative approach and the power of his broad network to develop solution-minded partnerships committed to creating more efficient ways of moving people and goods around the planet.
Mr. Muyres grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied mechanical engineering and philosophy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, with a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design.