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Darren Palmer

Global Director, Battery Electric Vehicles Product Development, Ford Motor Company

Darren Palmer is the Global Product Development Director for Battery Electric Vehicles at Ford Motor Company. He heads the electric cars division for product development as part of Team Edison, which is a company within a company, introduced to accelerate global development using a design thinking approach. The first product resulting from his new approach is the Mustang Mach-E.

Since joining Ford, Palmer has gained experience in global vehicle development having held positions in product development, product planning, and manufacturing and quality. Palmer attended Birmingham University and holds an MBA from Henley Management College. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET).