Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer & Vice President, Ford Research & Innovation

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 his current role, 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. 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. 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.