Chief engineer, global electrified programs, Ford Motor Co.
Chosen because: Kuehn is responsible for Ford's program development and delivery of electrified products, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Kuehn guided his team as it readied the Focus Electric for launch last year. He managed every detail or part that went into the Focus Electric, including the liquid cooled battery system and electric motor. He has been at Ford since 1986, primarily in the areas of product development, vehicle testing and vehicle manufacturing.
Quote: "The team comes to work each and every day knowing that there are increasing expectations on the delivery of great electrified vehicles. When combined with our drive to meet our core values of safety, quality, smart technologies and green solutions, the motivation for the team could not be any higher."