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Randy Visintainer

Randy Visintainer is the Director for Autonomous Vehicles at Ford Motor Company. In this newly created organization within the company, Visintainer leads a global team responsible for driving Ford’s autonomous vehicle research and development.

This new role follows the roll out of the Ford Smart Mobility plan to use innovation to take the company to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. Visintainer reports directly to Ken Washington, Vice President Research and Advanced Engineering.

Most recently, he was Director for Global Product Development Quality and Global Product Development Systems at Ford where he was responsible for leading cross-functional enterprise product creation processes and product quality for all global vehicle programs. 

Visintainer has been with Ford Motor Company for 29 years and has held several positions in Product Development including Director for Research and Advanced Engineering where he was responsible for leading a global organization of research scientists and engineers in Aachen, Germany; Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA.

Prior to joining Ford Motor Company, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.  Randy has a BS and MSE in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Michigan State University.