Paul Mascarenas

Venture Partner

Paul Mascarenas is an experienced automotive executive who has led the development and implementation of the technology strategy and planning activities at a global OEM.

Paul most recently served as the Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company. During his 32-year career at Ford, Paul played an instrumental role in the development and launch of many of Ford’s global products, including the F-Series, Explorer, Mustang, Taurus, Fusion, and Focus models. As Chief Technical Officer he led the establishment of the company’s Silicon Valley Research and Innovation Center while playing a central role in developing the company’s next generation mobility strategy. In 2015, Paul was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the automotive industry.

Currently, Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of BorgWarner, The Shyft Group, ON Semiconductor and US Steel. In addition, he served as the 2019 President of SAE International and the 2014-2016 President of FISITA, two of the world’s leading mobility engineering organizations.

Paul holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of London, King’s College and received an honorary Doctorate degree from Chongqing University in China in 2013.

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