MARY ANN WRIGHT:
Director of sustainable mobility technologies and hybrid and fuel cell vehicle programs, Ford Motor Co. Wright has concentrated on product development during her 17-year Ford career, including serving as the lead engineer for the launch of the 2000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable redesign and the Lincoln LS. She started working on hybrid and alt-fuel vehicles about two years ago, and was chief engineer on the Ford Escape Hybrid. Today, she's working on Ford's efforts toward sustainable mobility solutions such as hybrids, H2-powered fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen internal combustion engine technologies. She's also a tireless advocate for animals, including leading the effort to build a new Dearborn Animal Shelter that will be modeled after the LEED-certified Ford Rouge Plant.