Randy Visintainer is Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC at Ford Motor Company. In this newly created organization within the company, Visintainer leads a global team responsible for driving autonomous vehicle research and development. He reports directly to Sherif Marakby, president and CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.
The new role is part of the company’s roll out of the Ford Smart Mobility plan to use innovation to take the company to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data.
Prior to serving as CTO for Ford AV LLC, Visintainer was Director for Autonomous Vehicles and Controls Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company. In this role, he led a global team responsible for driving Ford’s autonomous vehicle and Controls research and development. His prior position was the director of Global Product Development Quality and Global Product Development Systems at Ford where he was responsible for leading cross-functional enterprise product creation processes and product quality for all global vehicle programs.
Visintainer has been with Ford Motor Company for 32 years and has held several positions in Product Development including Director for Research and Advanced Engineering where he was responsible for leading a global organization of research scientists and engineers in Aachen, Germany; Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA.
Prior to joining Ford Motor Company, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering. Randy has a BS and MSE in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Michigan State University.