Ford Day

WHERE: Duderstadt Center, Duderstadt Center and North Campus Grove show on map

WHEN: September 9, 2019 9:00 am-5:00 pmADD TO CALENDAR

On Monday, September 9th, the College of Engineering, together with Ford Motor Company, is pleased to host the annual Ford Day event on the UM campus. This year, Ford Day will feature Ken Washington, Ford Chief Technical Officer!

Ford will be on campus all day networking with students (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) and critiquing resumes (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) in the Duderstadt Center! Be sure to check out Ford vehicles on display in the Duderstadt Portico.

Later, stop by the Gerstacker Grove on North Campus from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for a BBQ dinner and ice cream featuring Ken Washington, who will be speaking and answering questions from 4:00-5:00 pm.

Ford Day Schedule
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Ford Career Day in the Duderstadt Connector
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Ford Resume Critiquing in the Duderstadt Connector
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ford Day BBQ and ice cream with Ken Washington in Gerstacker Grove (Ken Washington speaking at approximately 4:00)

Dr. Ken Washington is chief technology officer, Ford Motor Company. In this role, Washington leads Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans, and playing a key role in the company’s expansion into emerging mobility opportunities. He reports to Jim Farley, president, New Businesses, Technology & Strategy, Ford Motor Company.

Prior to joining Ford, he was vice president of the Advanced Technology Center at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, and was responsible for leading a team of scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related R&D.

Previously, he served as Lockheed Martin Corporation’s first chief privacy officer, a role in which he built the company’s privacy program, set the privacy strategy direction and established a team of privacy professionals to execute the strategy.

Washington also previously served as the vice president and chief technology officer for the Lockheed Martin internal IT organization, where he was responsible for shaping the future of the corporation’s information technology enterprise. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in February 2007, Washington served as chief information officer for Sandia National Laboratories.

He has a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, is a fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI program on International Relations, and serves on the Board of McKesson Corporation.