Tour of AMP Electric Vehicles


Thursday, February 23, 2012  (Limited)


Amp Electric Vehicles (see below for directions)


5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. –  Pizza & Social


6:30 p.m. to ~8:00 p.m. –  Presentation/Tour


$5 for Pizza.  (Not required to attend meeting)



MENU SELECTIONS:   Pizza and water provided, vending machine available for soft drinks


LOCATION:  AMP Electric Vehicles, 100 Commerce Drive

(aka Commerce Blvd and Commerce Way)  Loveland,  Ohio  45140

From Montgomery Road, turn south-east onto Union Cemetery Rd. Turn right at the first street; Commerce Blvd (it may say Commerce Drive). Do a U-Turn at the first opening in center median, then turn right into parking lot of AMP Electric Vehicles. Use the main entrance of the building. If the parking lot is full, turn right onto Union Cemetery Rd, and then turn right into the rear parking lot of AMP Electric Vehicle.

RESERVATIONS:  (LIMITED TO 30- MEMBERS ONLY FOR THIS MEETING) Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at noon on February 16th, 2012.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by noon, Thursday February 16, 2012

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.



This meeting will be held at the AMP Electric Vehicles manufacturing facility in Loveland, OH. Following a pizza dinner, attendees will receive a technical presentation on the vehicles, the motors and the batteries by Don Wires, Director of Engineering, of AMP Electric Vehicles. The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session, and a tour of manufacturing facility.

You must be an IEEE member to attend this meeting!  Space is limited to 30 attendees!


Don Wires:   Mr. Wires joined Amp Electric Vehicles after retiring from Procter and Gamble after 35 years. Mr. Wires was the first Technology Associated Director for Power, Control, & Information Systems at P&G. While at P&G Mr. Wires focused on advanced manufacturing processes across most of the company’s brands, with particular emphasis on high speed converting machine processes. Mr. Wires was responsible for the machine control direction for converting operations on a global basis, is co-author of several patents on machine automation and safety systems, and an early leader in developing a mechatronics approach to complex machine design at P&G. Mr. Wires was responsible for setting the automation direction on projects as large as one billion dollars across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, He was instrumental in applying servo technology to high speed converting processes. He is the first Engineering Technology Distinguished Alumni Graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science.