U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine awarded its 2014 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Visionary Award to Kevin Ward, Head of Fastener Engineering, Chrysler Group.
According to a release, Ward was honored at the 28th BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference and Awards Gala on February 6-8, in Washington, D.C.
The BEYA Conference honors outstanding leaders in the STEM fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting.
Ward is the latest in a line of Chrysler Group employees who have received professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's commitment to attracting and developing a diverse, talented workforce.
"Kevin is an accomplished engineer and outstanding leader dedicated to the creation of exceptional products and to the development of young, talented engineers in our Company," said Mark M. Chernoby, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Chrysler Group. "Kevin's vision, drive and technical expertise have made him a valuable member of the Chrysler Engineering Team and a respected leader across the Company."
Ward was appointed Head of Fastener Engineering at Chrysler Group in 2011. In this position, he is responsible for leading and managing all design, development, testing and release of torque/ fastening components for Chrysler Group vehicles. He joined the Company as a project lead in Supply Chain Management in 1999.
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