Ken Washington is vice president of research and advanced engineering at Ford Motor Co. Appointed in 2014, Washington leads Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans. Prior to joining Ford, Washington was vice president of the Space Technology Advanced Research and Development Laboratories at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. In this role, Washington was responsible for leading approximately 700 scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related Ru0026D.rnrnWashington also previously served as vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for shaping the corporation’s information technology enterprise. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Washington was chief information officer for Sandia National Laboratories, where he also previously served in a variety of technical, management and program leadership positions.