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J Mays

Three Things That Matter

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Thursday, February 17, 2011
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

As Vice-president of design for Ford Motor Company, J. Mays is one of the industry’s most influential automotive designers. Before joining Ford in 1997, the US-born Mays worked for Audi, BMW and developed the Volkswagen Concept One, which became the new VW Beetle. Since joining Ford in 1997, he has overseen the development of the new Ford Thunderbird, the Ford Explorer, concept cars including the Jaguar F‑Type and Volvo Safety Car and, most recently, the innovation of electric powered vehicles and beyond.

The all-new Ford START concept car will be on display at this event.

With support from the College of Engineering, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and SMART – Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation.

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