Boris Shulkin, was named Vice President, Research and Development for Magna International’s Corporate Engineering and R&D group in January 2014. As part of this role, Shulkin is responsible for the technical evaluation and intellectual property assessment of new technologies and high tech startups. Shulkin has over 19 years in the automotive industry, holds a doctoral and several graduate technical degrees as well as multiple patents related to manufacturing and process design. Magna International is a leading global automotive supplier with $35 billion in sales.