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Dave Filipe

Dave Filipe is vice president, Vehicle Hardware & Modules, effective March 2, 2022. He reports to Hau Thai-Tang, chief industrial platform officer.

Previously, Filipe was vice president, Vehicle Hardware Modules, responsible for leading hardware development and systems integration of exterior, interior, underbody, internal-combustion powertrain and electrified modules.

Prior to this, Filipe was vice president, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company, a role in which he was responsible for powertrain engineering around the globe. He also served as the vehicle line director, North America trucks, large SUVs and commercial vehicles.

For more than 28 years, Filipe has held various positions within Product Development and several global leadership roles. Recent roles include director of Global Engine Engineering where he was responsible for the global design and development of Ford gasoline and diesel engines. He also served as the director of Transmission and Driveline Engineering where he led the initial development of the new 8- and 10-speed transmissions.

Earlier positions include chief engineer large gas engine programs, chief engineer small gas and diesel engine programs in Europe and assistant vehicle line director for B-car vehicles in Asia Pacific.

Filipe holds a masters of science from Drexel University. After joining Ford as a Ford College Graduate, he earned a master of business administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.