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U-M ME alumna Carla Bailo (MS ME ‘86) honored with 2014 ME Alumni Merit Award

Mechanical Engineering alumna Carla Bailo has been selected to receive the 2014 Michigan Engineering Alumni Merit Award. Bailo (MS ME ‘86) was the first woman and the first non-Japanese executive to hold the post of senior vice president, research & development, in the Nissan Americas division. While in the role, she was responsible for all of Nissan's vehicle engineering and development operations in Michigan, Arizona, Mexico, and Brazil. Bailo was also a member of Nissan's MCA, the company's highest-ranking decision-making body in the Americas region.

Currently, Bailo serves as president and CEO of ECOS Consulting LLC, which specializes in engineering, cost efficiency and organization optimization services. She is a passionate champion for the promotion of science and technology careers and through her work with the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation, she is influencing more women to enter these careers.

 

ME Alum Ken Snodgrass (BSME ‘69 and MSE ‘71) Receives 2014 Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Ken Snodgrass is a mechanical engineer, automotive professional, and co-founder of the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) in Detroit. After graduating from the University of Michigan College of Engineering (BSME ‘69 and MSE ‘71), Ken accepted a position in Light Truck Engineering at Ford Motor Company where he would work for 30 years in a wide variety of management positions in product development including international assignments and joint programs with various Asian and European auto manufacturers.

 

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