Ward was appointed Head of Fastener Engineering at Chrysler Group in 2011. In this position, he is responsible for leading and managing all design, development, testing and release of torque/fastening components for Chrysler Group vehicles. He joined the Company as a project lead in Supply Chain Management in 1999.
Ward is active in the community serving as a youth minister in his church. He also serves as mentor to youth in his community and to young engineers at Chrysler Group.
“I owe much of who I am to the strong African-American leaders who met adversity and paved the way for my success,” Ward said. “Inspired by these outstanding people and role models, I know that it is both my responsibility and privilege to lead and inspire the next generation. I am very appreciative of this recognition of my career accomplishments.”
U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine also honored Modern Day Technology Leaders at the conference, “bright, high performance, women and men shaping the future of engineering, science, and technology who demonstrate superior technical skills and leadership capability, generally at professional through senior manager levels.”
The following Chrysler Group employees earned MDTL recognition for 2014:
•Jaison Busby, IT Manager Network Control Center
•Marcus Washington, KBE Product Engineer
Both employees demonstrated consistent technical competency and commitment to shaping the careers of younger technical professionals.