The Ford electrification programs are a top priority this year with exciting new projects on the horizon. Ford has turned its sights on introducing more fuel efficient and electric options. In this effort, Ford is looking forward to the next generation of hybrid electric, plug-in electric and full electric vehicles.
Sherif Marakby, Director of Ford Electrification Programs and Engineering, has been a driving force behind these initiatives. He was formerly the chief engineer of Ford Hybrid Engineering, and he has been a key player in market successes such as the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrids. Sherif has also been an integral part in developing the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, a class-leading model with EPA estimated fuel economy of 41 mpg city and 36 highway. Currently, Sherif is working to develop the Ford portfolio of electrified vehicles, including the next generation of hybrids and plug-ins, as well as pure battery-electric models.
Join Sherif here on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. EST to ask him questions about the Ford electrification strategy, and what’s down the road for vehicles.
Sherif joined Ford more than 20 years ago and has extensive experience in various areas including, electronic systems and modules, electromechanical systems, program management, manufacturing and assembly.
Sherif earned a master’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Michigan.