Professor of Practice
2022 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
INSEAD (l’Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France
MBA – Operations and International Business ‘91
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Master’s Degree – Mechanical Engineering (fluid mechanics and combustion) ‘87
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Bachelor’s Degree – Aerospace Engineering (aerodynamics) ‘86
Leadership & Professionalism in Engineering – engineering ethics, leadership, teamworking, technology implementation, business case development, socially- and environmentally-responsible engineering (sustainability), diversity, crisis management
George F. Halow is named Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering effective May 1st, 2019. George has had a distinguished 31-year career at Ford Motor Company, where he held numerous positions as Chief Engineer of multiple vehicle lines (Expedition/Navigator, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Town Car, and Ranger), several engineering leadership positions in automotive interiors and exteriors, and possesses operational experience in product design, manufacturing, and business & technology strategy.
George has also been a very active mentor and coach, both in industry (serving on multiple personnel development committees and special projects to enhance organizational competency) and in academia (serving as the Ford Executive Champion for University of Michigan Student Teams, and Ford lead recruiter for the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland). In addition, he has been a featured guest lecturer numerous times on multiple leadership subjects, and at all levels, at the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and Cornell University.
George is co-author of US (US6745151 B2) and German (DE10319493 A1) Patents for on-vehicle data acquisition, buffering, remote transmission, and analysis (2004)
- 2020 Sigma Gamma Tau Silver Shaft Top Teaching Award
- 2020 Aerospace Engineering Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact Award
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