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Nand Kochhar, Chief Engineer at Ford Motor Company, Elected Chairman of SAE International Motor Vehicle Council

Nand Kochhar of the Ford Motor Company was elected as new Chairman of the SAE International Motor Vehicle Council for the 2015-2016 term. At Ford Motor Company, Nand Kochhar is Global Safety Systems Chief Engineer and Executive Technical Leader, Simulation. He also is a member of Technology Advisory Board, chaired by the Chief Technical Officer. … Continued

Nand Kochhar of the Ford Motor Company was elected as new Chairman of the SAE International Motor Vehicle Council for the 2015-2016 term.

At Ford Motor Company, Nand Kochhar is Global Safety Systems Chief Engineer and Executive Technical Leader, Simulation. He also is a member of Technology Advisory Board, chaired by the Chief Technical Officer. Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Engineer, Materials engineering & Standards.

Since joining the company in 1990 as a Design Engineer, he went on to hold several positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Engineer, Vehicle Engineering and Chief Engineer, CAE & Durability Engineering. Kochhar also was Platform Vehicle Engineering Manager for F-Series Super Duty Truck, and prior to that he served in Ford of Germany. He is the President of Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA), a key employee resource group supported by the Ford Diversity and Inclusion initiative.

“As the great Edwards Deming said, ‘If you control an industry’s standards, you control that industry lock, stock and ledger.’ My Council colleagues and I look forward to lead SAE’s automotive standardization process and contribute to higher quality of automotive products and processes,” Kochhar said.

Bruce Smith, Director of Driveline Engineering at General Motors will serve as the Vice Chairman. Smith joined the Hydramatic Division of General Motors in 1989 and has held various positions within Powertrain, Vehicle Integration and Chassis Engineering.

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