Total Vehicle Energy Management

Author(s)/Presenter(s)

Nizar Trigui, Ph.D.
Global Chief Engineer for Sustainable Mobility
Ford Motor Company

Nizar Trigui is the Global Chief Engineer for Sustainable Mobility at the Ford Motor Company. He has global corporate responsibility for one of the four Ford product foundation product pillars - “Go Green”.”

Dr. Trigui leads a team of about 400 global employees, accountable for the development and delivery of a coherent global product strategy and business plan, an aligned vehicle platform migration strategy, and supporting commodity plans and technology roadmaps. He is responsible for total vehicle system engineering, the integration of enabling technologies, support of product launches and commercialization.

Dr. Trigui joined Ford in 1991 and has held positions in Product Development, Program Management and Manufacturing. As Manager of Advanced Powertrain Engineering, he developed the first Ford Diesel Particulate Filter System to meet EU stage V Emissions and developed the combustion system and control strategies for the Ford EcoBoost engine family, generating several patents in design and control features. In 2000, Dr.Trigui joined Jaguar and Land Rover, leading the effort to develop the state-of-the-art AJ-V8 Gen III family of engines, and in 2004 returned to Ford North America to launch the fourth generation iconic Explorer, generating a “North American Truck of the Year” award nomination.

Since 2007, Dr. Trigui has led the Sustainable Mobility effort, establishing the strategy to align the global product cadence, commodity business plans, and technology deployment plans to improve engineering efficiency and reduce part/prototype design churn. To date, his organization has delivered a major improvement in the global product fleet’s environmental footprint, showroom competitiveness, and in brand-favorable perception. The quality of delivery has enabled a substantial improvement in Ford global market share and margins.

Dr. Trigui is a graduate of The Ohio State University earning both BSME and MSME degrees, as well as a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Ford Executive Learning Program focusing on Advanced Management and Managing in the Global Economy. He is the recipient of the 2001 Henry Ford Technology Award and the 2010 Alan Gregory Loofbourrow Business Achievement Award.

Dan Boxeth
Global Performance Feel and Fuel Economy Manager
Ford Motor Company

Dan Boxeth is the Global Manager for Performance Feel and Fuel Economy at the Ford Motor Company. He has global execution responsibility for one of the four Ford product foundation product pillars - “Go Green”.

Dan leads a team of about 60 global employees, accountable for the delivery of the global product strategy for performance and fuel economy, an aligned fuel economy technology migration strategy, and supporting commodity plans and technology roadmaps. He is responsible for vehicle energy system optimization and engineering, integration of enabling technologies, support of product launches and commercialization.

Dan joined Ford in 1992 and has held positions in Product Development, Product Planning and Program Management. He led the development some of the new technologies in the new 2013MY Ford Fusion like Ford’s first automatic transmission start stop system and full face AGS system. He has also led development of global performance and performance feel requirements as part the globalization of Product Development at Ford.

Since 2011, Dan has led the globalization of performance and fuel economy engineering process, methods, and tools to support the Product Strategy and Sustainable Mobility efforts. To date, his organization has reshaped how the company manages energy consumption including an overhaul of the weight management and electrical energy management processes to support improved fuel economy while maintaining fun to drive. The improvements have supported successful execution of the EcoBoost technology which is one of the cornerstones of Ford Motor Company’s global product and sustainability strategy.

Dan is a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (BS) and University of Michigan (MS) in Mechanical Engineering. He is the recipient of the 2010 Ford Motor Company Diversity and Inclusion Award.