Ford Product Development
Product Development Engineer
2012 - 2017
Product Development, Automotive, Product Launch, Supplier Management, Prototype and Production Tooling
Worked as an engineer in the Global Product Development Team and collaborated between global partners to design and kick-off tooling for different vehicle programs.
Lead Design and Release Engineer
2020 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator Seat Foam
Worked as lead engineer over global vehicle seat foam design and release for production of Ford Edge Global platform & 2020 Ford Explorer / Lincoln Aviator platform. Directed 3D design team for CAD on 6 different trim levels, kept costs for 117 parts within 10% of stretch targets, and coordinated with global seat engineers and suppliers. Collaborate with other engineers, program management, and suppliers around the globe for quality and production timelines. Managed and mentored 2 new engineers as lead engineer. Experienced in influencing, negotiating with and gaining buy-in from stakeholders.
Ford College Graduate Program
Completed cross functional rotational program in different teams throughout the product development cycle. Led design reviews, approval meetings, and regulatory testing for milestones through the entire product lifecycle.
Design and Release Engineer | 2016 Ford Edge - Seat Foam, Global
Design Technical Office | 2019 Ford Focus & Early Concept
Design and Release Engineer | 2016 Ford Edge - Side Air Bag
Vehicle Launch Engineer | 2015 Ford F-150
Evaluation and Verification Engineer | 2013 Ford Transit
Quality | 2013 Ford Escape
Factory Assembly Line | 2012 Ford F-150
Ford Campus Recruiting
Over my time in the Ford campus recruiting team, I was able to travel to campus 4 years in a row and lead team of 15+ alumni recruiters to develop relationships with recruits. In addition to participating in the application review and interview process, I helped advocate for candidates in the hiring process