Historical OBD Collaborative Presentation


Current Industry Activities:

Responsible for OBD planning and generating OBD system technical information, as a Technical Leader in the Global Powertrain Controls System Engineering Department, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company.

Involved in many of the SAE Electrical/Electronics Diagnostic committees developing OBD diagnostic protocols (J1979, J2012, J1962, J1930, J1699-3) as well as other industry groups concerned with OBD-II implementation, field service and I/M testing.

Field of Specialization and Years of Experience: Hired into Ford Motor Company in 1979. Worked in the Powertrain Strategy and Self-Test Section designing engine and transmission control strategies for production passenger car and truck applications from 1984 to 1988. Promoted to OBD-I Development Section Supervisor in 1988. Responsible for development and production release of all of Ford's OBD-I diagnostic calibrations. Assumed responsibilities of OBD-II Feature Development Section Supervisor in 1991. Responsible for design, development and testing of OBD-II diagnostic algorithms for production applications. Currently responsible for OBD implementation and compliance planning, and regulatory/service documentation.

Special Awards or Recognition:

Received 7 patents and the Henry Ford Technological Award for various transmission control algorithms.


Graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass in 1979 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1988 with an MBA in Business Administration