Paul Mascarenas is Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering. This appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2011. In this role, Mascarenas leads Ford’s worldwide research organization based in Dearborn, Mich., and Aachen, Germany.
Mascarenas is responsible for delivering on Ford’s commitment to offer more new products, faster than ever before, by working to leverage greater sharing and reuse of common vehicle and parts designs globally. Mascarenas is also helping develop and implement a Global Ford Brand Engineering DNA.
He has played a lead role in the development and launch of key North America products including the 2008 F-Series Super Duty, 2007 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers, as well as the Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedans.
Before he was elected a Vice President in 2004, Mascarenas was Executive Director of Product Development for medium and large front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive cars in North America.
Prior to moving to Dearborn, Mascarenas was Vehicle Line Director for the Ford Mondeo, which is the Ford brand’s flagship sedan in Europe, Asia and South America.
Mascarenas joined Ford in 1982. Over the course of assignments in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, he amassed extensive experience in product creation with assignments in Product Planning, Program Management, Body Engineering and Powertrain.
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.