Wallace R. Wade

Chief Engineer and Technical Fellow, Powertrain Systems Technology and Processes

Ford Motor Company - Retired

Wallace R. Wade was chief engineer and technical fellow, Powertrain Systems Technology and Processes, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, where he served for 32 years prior to his retirement.  He was responsible for the development, application, and certification of emission and powertrain control system technologies for Ford’s North American vehicles.  Today he is a consultant to industry and government and has served on four National Research Council study committees, including the recent committee on Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Technologies.  Mr. Wade is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  He has received 26 patents related to improvements in powertrains and has written 25 published technical papers on powertrain research and development.  He has an M.S.M.E. degree from the University of Michigan, and a B.M.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, both in Mechanical Engineering.