Tom McCarthy, Chief Engineer, Engine Research & Advanced, Ford Motor Company
Tom McCarthy is the Chief Engineer for Powertrain Research & Advanced Engineering currently responsible for the innovation and development of future engine & powertrain technologies. He has worked at Ford for over 22 years, primarily in Powertrain. In 2009, his activity was responsible for launching the 3.5L Duratec 35 V6 GTDI engine, the first Ford EcoBoost application in North America. Prior to this assignment he was the Director of the European Hybrid Centre based at Volvo in Gothenburg, Sweden responsible for electrification technology development in Europe. Before the assignment at Volvo he was the Engine Systems Manager responsible for leading the design and development of the Duratec 35 V6 engine architecture from concept through the initial launch in 2006. On this assignment he championed and extensively deployed Design for Six Sigma in developing the Duratec 35 V6 Engine architecture. Prior to leading the Duretec 35 V6 Engine Program he was Manager of the Advanced Engine Engineering activity responsible for projects such as the Aston Martin 6.0L V12 and Mustang 5.4L V8 Cobra-R engines. During his early career he has held a variety of engine design and development positions in the U.S., England and Germany. His education includes a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL. He has a MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He is also involved in USCAR as Ford's representative on the Advanced Powertrain Technical Leadership Council and serves on Sandia National Laboratory's Combustion Research Facilities Advisory Board.