SAE International President – Mr. Paul Mascarenas
Mr. Paul Mascarenas is a member of the Board of Directors of ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON) and the US Steel Corporation (NYSE: X); and a Special Venture Partner with Fontinalis Partners, a Detroit based strategic investment firm focusing on early stage companies in the rapidly emerging area of next-generation mobility solutions. He also is an investor and advisor to a Michigan based startup, Innovative Xercise Solutions. Previously, Mr. Mascarenas was Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Ford Motor Company. In that role, he led Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans. He also led the establishment of Ford’s Silicon Valley Research and Innovation Center, which supports the company’s vision to provide uncompromised personal mobility for people around the world. Serving in several senior executive positions during his 32-year career with Ford, Mr. Mascarenas has extensive experience in Product Development, Program Management and Business Leadership, with assignments in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States. He was a Director of Mentor Graphics Corporation (until acquisition by Siemens in 2017) and President and Chairman of the Executive Board of FISITA, the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies. Mr. Mascarenas is a Fellow of SAE International and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He served as general chairperson for the 2010 SAE World Congress and Convergence, and has served on the FISITA board since 2012. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College, University of London in England and in June 2013, received an honorary doctorate degree from Chongqing University in China. In December 2014 he was appointed an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his services to the automotive industry.