Ryan McGee is a person that has seen Ford Motor Company build a lot of electric vehicles. From the old Ford Ranger electric, Ryan is used to seeing things through. Plus he’s got 14 patents to prove it so watch out!!
As an engineer at Ford Motor Company working on the technology of tomorrow, the ability to see things through is a good thing.
McGee earned a bachelor of science degree in 1997 and a master’s degree in 1998, both in electrical engineering and both from Cornell University. In 2004, he earned an MBA from the University of Michigan.
His first job at Ford was in 1998, when he was hired through the Ford College Graduate Program and worked in product development. He had several assignments including electric vehicle battery systems engineer for the 1999 Ford Ranger Electric Vehicle and electrical launch team engineer for the 2000 Ford Focus.
From 2000 to 2005, he was a vehicle controls engineer in hybrid electric vehicle programs. Among his accomplishments in that position was development of control strategies to improve fuel economy, driveability and emissions for Ford’s hybrid programs. He was a key member of the team that delivered the world’s first hybrid electric SUV, the Ford Escape Hybrid. The vehicle was named Truck of the Year at the 2005 North American International Auto Show.
“We are researching and developing technology that our customers don’t know they want yet,” said McGee. “If we don’t see our work through to the end, our vehicles don’t evolve to the next level.”
McGee’s title is technical expert, Vehicle Controls Architecture and Algorithm Design, Ford Research and Innovation. His team is working to define control systems for tomorrow’s hybrid electrified vehicles.
Now people just need to place orders at Ford for their electric cars and he’ll build them for ya!
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