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Raj Nair's world's-eye view

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • 12AEID0605_01
Published June 05, 2012 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Ford's new global product-development chief discusses engineering resources to meet Asia-Pacific growth, China's challenges, U.S. CAFE, and lightweighting full-size trucks.

One month into his new job, Raj Nair greeted AEI for an interview at his Dearborn office. He'd just come from a meeting with Ford's design group, and pinned to his lapel was a large button proclaiming, “I [heart symbol] Ford Engineers!”

The word ‘engineers’ mimicked a child's scribble, and a few of the letters were backwards.