Kenneth E. Washington

by Justin Cates
Kenneth E. Washington
Chief Technology Officer
Ford Motor Company
Serves on Board of Directors for: McKesson Corporation

Kenneth E. Washington is the Chief Technology Officer Ford Motor Company.

In this role, Washington leads Ford’s global research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy. His responsibilities include Ford’s next generation vehicle electrical architectures; sensing and computing stacks; energy, propulsion, and sustainability; advanced materials and manufacturing; and controls and automated systems. He also leads Ford’s STEM and University research programs.

Prior to joining Ford, he was vice president of the Advanced Technology Center at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, and was responsible for leading a team of scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related R&D.

Washington is a fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI program on International Relations.

Washington has a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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