Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering

The Ford Motor Company funded this award in 1988 in honor of Henry Ford II’s enormous impact on the mobility industry. 

The award recognizes the ingenuity of SAE member individuals or teams, whose engineering skills have contributed to the design of a product or development of a manufacturing process which has had a significantly positive impact on the passenger car, truck, or bus industry.

Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction alone does not fulfil the award requirement. 

Year Name Employer
2022 Thomas Meier Means Industries
2021

Steve Stringfellow

Garmin International
2019 Ellen Lee Ford Motors LLC
2018 Stephen Poulos General Motors LLC
2017 Pamela Fletcher General Motors Company
2015 Dr. Guofei Chen United States Steel Corp.
  Yu-Kan Hu United States Steel Corp.
  Leonard A. Shaner Ford Product Development
  Dana Sun Ford Motor Company
  Tau Tyan Ph.D. Ford Motor Company
2014

Dr Prasad Kadle

Delphi Corp
  Carrie Kowsky Delphi Thermal Systems
  Scott Bradley Lipa Delphi Thermal Systems
  Gary Vreeland Delphi Corp
  Dr-Ing Mingyu Wang Delphi Automotive Systems
  Edward Wolfe Delphi Thermal Systems
2012

Simon Ho

FCA US LLC
  Dr Yung-Li Lee FCA US LLC
  Dr Jwo Pan Univ of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2011

Ching-Hung Chuang

Ford Motor Company
  Dr Yan Fu Ford Motor Company
  Guosong Li, Ph.D. Ford Motor Company
  Ren-Jye Yang Ford Motor Company
2009

Douglas W. Bittner

IMMI (Indiana Mills & Mfg Inc)
  Christopher Foye IMMI (Indiana Mills & Mfg Inc)
  Jeff King IMMI (Indiana Mills & Mfg Inc)
  David Merrick IMMI (Indiana Mills & Mfg Inc)
  Thomas C Rumler IMMI (Indiana Mills & Mfg Inc)
  Jonathan Szalai IMMI (Indiana Mills & Mfg Inc)
2008

Dallas Earl Smith

Dallas Smith Corp.
2007

Ming Kuang

Ford Motor Company
2006

Bill Clarke

Ford Motor Company
  Adrian Elliott Ford Motor Company
  Ing Ramakrishna Koganti Ford Motor Company
  Huibert Mees Ford Motor Company
  Matthew Zaluzec Ford Motor Company
2005

Laurent B. Chappuis

Ford Motor Company
  Feng Ren Ford Motor Company
  Z. Cedric Xia, Ph.D. Ford Motor Company
  Danielle Zeng Ford Motor Company
2004

Michael B. Bamford

Ford Motor Company
  Paul W Erlandson Ford Motor Company
  Dr Jianmin Gu Ford Motor Company
  Charles Robeck Ford Motor Company
2003

Hari N. Agrawal

 
  Pingsha Dong Battelle Memorial Institute
  Parambakatoor Perumalswami Ford Motor Company
  Dr-Ing Ramamohan Potukutch Ford Motor Co Ltd
2002

Timothy J. Palmer

ETA Inc (Engineering Tech Assoc)
1998

James C Masters

Lear Corp
1997

Hari N Agrawal

Ford Motor Company
  Liping Huang EASi Engineering
  Praba Kurudiyara Ford Motor Company
1996

Dr Subir Chowdhury

Mt Pleasant DPW
  Ken Zimmer Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems
1995

Dan Showalter

BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems
1994

Armin Müller-Lerwe, Ph.D.

Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH
  Dr Anton T Van Zanten Robert Bosch GmbH
1993

Frederick Miesterfeld

 
 
1992

Wesley M. Dick

Fulcrum Technologies
 

John Richardson

Ford Motor Company
  Kerry R Shannon Spicer Axle Div
1991

Ronnie Thomas Brown

General Motors LLC
  Philip M Headley Continental Automotive Systems US Inc
  Alex Kade GM NAO Engrg
1990

Howard L. Benford

FCA US LLC
  Gerald L Holbrook FCA US LLC
  Maurice B Leising Chrysler Engineering
1989

Ralph P Horan

 
  Robert S. Mueller Eaton Innovation Center
  Kenneth R Streeter Eaton Supercharger Div
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