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Patrick McLeod

Vice President,
Technical Operations

Professional experience

  • Ricardo, Inc. – Vice President, Technical Operations
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Director, Engineering & Operations
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Manager, Vehicle Engineering
  • Ricardo, Inc. – Sr. Program Manager
  • Benteler Automotive – Sr. Project Leader – Structures
  • Gestamp / Oxford Automotive – Stamping and Assembly Lead Process Engineer

Key projects & achievements

  • BS Mechanical Engineering with honors (Kettering University, Machine Design Specialty)
  • Managed Ricardo Vehicle Engineering Operations team, including powertrain and driveline integration, chassis design & development, body structures, and other vehicle engineering related requirements
  • Managed global team of engineers for production release of chassis subsystems, directing teams in 11 countries at over 50 sites.
  • Program Manager for USA Maglev project.
  • Led integration of a PHEV system into an existing vehicle platform. Program included delivery of two working vehicles within 6 months of project initiation. Managed all aspects of program including financials, timing, and engineering change management.
  • Program Leader of a variety of military vehicle programs. Responsibilities included powertrain integration, vehicle performance simulation, light-weight architectures, simulation-based optimization, and other functional responsibilities.
  • Led team of process engineers in a green-field assembly and stamping plant in McCalla, AL for a tier 1 supplier of Mercedes-Benz.
  • Activities included sourcing and buy-off of >$80M of assembly equipment and tooling for underbody structure components.
  • Program Leader for production launch of multiple hot-stamped components and assemblies.
  • Led program team consisting of Chinese national engineers in the US for engine design program with the end-result being a V12 gasoline DI engine with flexibility for future downsizing to a V6 variant.