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John Davis

John Davis is the Director of Autonomous Vehicle and Future Technology at Ford Motor Company, effective March 1, 2021. In this role, John is responsible for leading Ford’s commercial autonomous vehicle development, including the integration with Argo AI, as well as the development of future technologies.

Prior to this role, Davis was Chief Engineer, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, where he oversaw the product development and complete integration of vehicle programs for Ford’s autonomous vehicle business.

Davis joined Ford in 1989 and has a held a series of positions within Ford and Lincoln, including Global Chief Program Engineer for Lincoln’s Aviator, Chief Program Engineer for Ford’s North American commercial vehicles and Chief Program Engineer of North American small cars. He has also served in a number of key management roles in Ford’s Product Development, including product planning, vehicle engineering and program management for Explorer and Super Duty vehicles.

Davis holds a Master of Engineering Management from Wayne State University and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois.  He has also served on the Industrial Advisory Board for Lawrence Technological University’s Department of Engineering Technology since 2008 and regularly speaks at the University of Michigan Dearborn School of Business.