William L. Kath
Executive Engineer, Technology Strategy Manager (Retired), Product Development Group,
Ford Motor Company
During a 32 year career at Ford Motor Company, Bill Kath served in car product planning, powertrain planning, and as executive engineer, first in car research, then in powertrain systems, chassis engineering, and body interiors/restraints. From 1988 to 1991 he served as Ford's resident director at Mazda Motor Corporation in Hiroshima, Japan. Upon his return to Ford, he served as executive engineer, value and reliability engineering, and then as technology strategy manager, technical affairs.
Subsequent to his Ford career, he served briefly as senior vice president, engineering at Breed Technologies, an early supplier/innovator of crash sensors and restraint systems. Mr. Kath is a life member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).