Henry Ford Technical Fellow

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In 1994, Ford Motor Company created the position of the Henry Ford Technical Fellow. The appointment to Fellow is the most prestigious technical leadership position in the Company. It is intended to recognize exceptional engineers and scientists in research, product development, quality, information technology and manufacturing. The position was created to recognize the contributions of top technical experts with a national/international reputation in a key automotive related field. Fellows are expected to provide technical expertise, guidance and leadership in the application of relevant engineering and/or scientific principles to product development, manufacturing, smart mobility, information technology, data and analytics, and other areas of the business on technical matters. They also play a major consultative role to the VP, Research & Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer in the development of corporate technical strategy and plans, and serve as champions of the Technical Specialist Program in the Company. To date, there have been 15 individuals appointed as a Henry Ford Technical Fellow.

  • 1994: Rodney Edwards; Haren S. Gandhi; Wallace R. Wade
  • 1995: Priyaranjan Prasad; Louis R. Ross
  • 1996: Christopher L. Magee
  • 1997: Prof. Dr. Werner Kalkert
  • 1998: Richard Riff
  • 1999: Rodney J. Tabaczynski
  • 2001: Timothy P. Davis
  • 2002: Takeshi Abe
  • 2006: Davor Hrovat
  • 2010: James Buczkowski
  • 2013: Mike Tamor
  • 2017: Dimitar Filev