Paul Mascarenas: Global Champion of Ford Research and Innovation
Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president, Ford Research and Innovation
- Who: Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president, Ford Research and Innovation
- Role: Leader of Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing planning, development and implementation of the company’s top global technology objectives
- Did you know? Mascarenas played an integral role in the design, development and launch of the redesigned Ford Taurus in North America and acted as chief program engineer for Mondeo, Ford’s flagship sedan in Europe, Asia and South America
Paul Mascarenas is chief technical officer and vice president, Ford Research and Innovation. He is responsible for leading Ford’s worldwide research organization based in Dearborn, Mich., and Aachen, Germany, overseeing the planning, development and implementation of the company’s top global technology objectives.
Prior to this, Mascarenas served as vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development, guiding the engineering teams for car, truck, SUV and crossover vehicles for Ford Motor Company brands. He also was instrumental in the development and implementation of Ford brand DNA.
Since 2002, Mascarenas has played an important role in the design, development and launch of key North American products, including the Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKT, Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers, as well as the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans.
Prior to moving to Dearborn in 2002, Mascarenas was the vehicle line director for midsize cars and MPVs in Europe and was previously chief program engineer of the Ford Mondeo, which is the Ford brand’s flagship sedan in Europe, Asia and South America.
Joining Ford in 1982, Mascarenas has amassed extensive experience in product development, having held positions in product planning, program management, body engineering and powertrain while on assignments in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. He was appointed a company vice president in January 2005 and has held his current position since January 2011.
Mascarenas holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of London, King’s College in England. He is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and was elected an SAE fellow in 2009. He served as general chairperson for the 2010 SAE World Congress and chaired the 2010 SAE Convergence event.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.
May 18, 2011