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Technical Leader Lightweight Vehicle Design

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Technical Leader Lightweight Vehicle Design at Ford Motor Company.  David leads a research and advanced engineering group investigating and implementing lightweight structural systems for future vehicles to meet functional requirements while minimizing weight, cost and manufacturing complexity.  Recently Wagner and his team helped develop the lightweight frame and aluminum cab and cargo box for the 2015 F-150 pickup truck.  David has expertise in body, closures and chassis design, body construction, vehicle systems engineering plus expertise in lightweight metals and composites, structural adhesives and finite element analysis.  Wagner joined Ford in 1990.  He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, 1990, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. 

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