Ford Executive Shamel T. Rushwin Slated To Receive 2001 Manufacturing Leadership Award

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Society of Automotive Engineers

    WARRENDALE, Pa., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamel T. Rushwin, vice president
 of Vehicle Operations, Ford Motor Company, is the 2001 Manufacturing
 Leadership Award recipient.  Rushwin will receive the award at the 14th Annual
 SAE/ESD Foundations Benefit Banquet on Thursday, May 31, at the Dearborn Inn
 in Dearborn, Michigan.  The banquet benefits educational programs offered
 through both foundations.
     The Manufacturing Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made
 meaningful contributions to the development of the automobile, truck or
 automotive industry.  Nominees must have achieved a significant level of
 success in their manufacturing careers, demonstrated innovation and risk
 taking, and established a new direction or developed a position which
 challenged their industry.  Applicants must also have made contributions
 outside the automotive industry exemplified through community education,
 philanthropic or government activities.
     "I am honored to be the 2001 recipient of the Manufacturing Leadership
 Award," said Rushwin.  "The strong educational focus of both the SAE and ESD
 Foundations is of paramount importance to the automotive industry.  Both
 foundations provide support for educational programming designed to increase
 students' interest in math and science; subjects that are critical to an
 engineering career."
     SAE and ESD Foundations' curriculum programs, science fairs, scholarships
 and design competitions begin in elementary school and continue through high
 school and, in some instances, college as well.
     "The educational programs from SAE and ESD involve mentors from the
 engineering profession who work with students on projects that bring the
 principals of math and science to life on their terms and at their level,"
 explains Daniel M. Hancock, chairman, SAE Foundation, and CEO, Fiat-GM
 Powertrain.  "Mentoring not only increases a student's knowledge in these
 important subjects; it also increases a student's interest in the profession.
 Through these programs and others, our society is in a better position to meet
 the growing technological and scientific work force needs of the future."
     Rushwin was appointed vice president of Vehicle Operations at Ford Motor
 Company in January 2000.  He is responsible for managing over 60 stamping and
 vehicle assembly plants worldwide.
     He began his career in 1965 at General Motors Corporation handling
 assembly plant assignments.  In 1977, he joined Volkswagen of North America in
 a staff engineering position.  In 1983, Rushwin joined Chrysler Corporation
 where he held a variety of plant and staff positions.
     Before joining Ford Motor Company in 1999, Rushwin was vice president of
 International Manufacturing and Minivan Assembly Operations for
 DaimlerChrysler Corporation.  In this position, he oversaw DaimlerChrysler
 minivan plants in the United States, Canada and Europe and was responsible for
 international assembly and stamping operations.
     Rushwin joined Ford Motor Company in March 1999 as vice president of
 Advanced Manufacturing.
     Born in 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio, Rushwin holds a bachelor's degree in
 psychology from Youngstown University and is a graduate of the University of
 Michigan Executive Development Program.
     The SAE/ESD Foundations Benefit Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. with a
 reception and student exhibit.  Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m., and the award
 ceremony immediately follows.  Tickets are $325 each or $3,000 for a table of
 10.  Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.  For reservations and
 sponsorship information, call 724-776-4841, ext. 7371.
 
 

SOURCE Society of Automotive Engineers
    WARRENDALE, Pa., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamel T. Rushwin, vice president
 of Vehicle Operations, Ford Motor Company, is the 2001 Manufacturing
 Leadership Award recipient.  Rushwin will receive the award at the 14th Annual
 SAE/ESD Foundations Benefit Banquet on Thursday, May 31, at the Dearborn Inn
 in Dearborn, Michigan.  The banquet benefits educational programs offered
 through both foundations.
     The Manufacturing Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made
 meaningful contributions to the development of the automobile, truck or
 automotive industry.  Nominees must have achieved a significant level of
 success in their manufacturing careers, demonstrated innovation and risk
 taking, and established a new direction or developed a position which
 challenged their industry.  Applicants must also have made contributions
 outside the automotive industry exemplified through community education,
 philanthropic or government activities.
     "I am honored to be the 2001 recipient of the Manufacturing Leadership
 Award," said Rushwin.  "The strong educational focus of both the SAE and ESD
 Foundations is of paramount importance to the automotive industry.  Both
 foundations provide support for educational programming designed to increase
 students' interest in math and science; subjects that are critical to an
 engineering career."
     SAE and ESD Foundations' curriculum programs, science fairs, scholarships
 and design competitions begin in elementary school and continue through high
 school and, in some instances, college as well.
     "The educational programs from SAE and ESD involve mentors from the
 engineering profession who work with students on projects that bring the
 principals of math and science to life on their terms and at their level,"
 explains Daniel M. Hancock, chairman, SAE Foundation, and CEO, Fiat-GM
 Powertrain.  "Mentoring not only increases a student's knowledge in these
 important subjects; it also increases a student's interest in the profession.
 Through these programs and others, our society is in a better position to meet
 the growing technological and scientific work force needs of the future."
     Rushwin was appointed vice president of Vehicle Operations at Ford Motor
 Company in January 2000.  He is responsible for managing over 60 stamping and
 vehicle assembly plants worldwide.
     He began his career in 1965 at General Motors Corporation handling
 assembly plant assignments.  In 1977, he joined Volkswagen of North America in
 a staff engineering position.  In 1983, Rushwin joined Chrysler Corporation
 where he held a variety of plant and staff positions.
     Before joining Ford Motor Company in 1999, Rushwin was vice president of
 International Manufacturing and Minivan Assembly Operations for
 DaimlerChrysler Corporation.  In this position, he oversaw DaimlerChrysler
 minivan plants in the United States, Canada and Europe and was responsible for
 international assembly and stamping operations.
     Rushwin joined Ford Motor Company in March 1999 as vice president of
 Advanced Manufacturing.
     Born in 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio, Rushwin holds a bachelor's degree in
 psychology from Youngstown University and is a graduate of the University of
 Michigan Executive Development Program.
     The SAE/ESD Foundations Benefit Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. with a
 reception and student exhibit.  Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m., and the award
 ceremony immediately follows.  Tickets are $325 each or $3,000 for a table of
 10.  Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.  For reservations and
 sponsorship information, call 724-776-4841, ext. 7371.
 
 SOURCE  Society of Automotive Engineers