Richard Parry-Jones is former Group Vice-President-Global Product Development, Chief Technical Officer and Head of Global R&D Operations at Ford Motor Company. He retired in December 2007. Parry-Jones directed the concurrent development of dozens of vehicles at Ford and significantly influenced vehicles including the 1993 Ford Mondeo, both the 1998 International Ford Focus and 2000 North American Ford Focus, the European 1981 Escort and 1983 Sierra, as well as the Ka, Fiesta, Puma, Cougar and Galaxy.

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  • Richard Parry-Jones (akrab disapa Mr. RPJ) (lahir di Wales, 15 September 1951; umur 68 tahun) adalah seorang insinyur dan juga vice president dari Ford Motor Company bagian motorsport. Ia sempat menjadi salah satu otak keterlibatan Ford di F1 dari tahun 2002 hingga akhir 2004. Parry-Jones jugalah yang memutuskan Ford untuk mengundurkan diri dari F1 setelah tim Jaguar Racing gagal meraih hasil yang baik di akhir 2004. (in)
  • Richard Parry-Jones is former Group Vice-President-Global Product Development, Chief Technical Officer and Head of Global R&D Operations at Ford Motor Company. He retired in December 2007. Parry-Jones directed the concurrent development of dozens of vehicles at Ford and significantly influenced vehicles including the 1993 Ford Mondeo, both the 1998 International Ford Focus and 2000 North American Ford Focus, the European 1981 Escort and 1983 Sierra, as well as the Ka, Fiesta, Puma, Cougar and Galaxy. Parry-Jones oversaw product development for Ford vehicles worldwide, as well as design, research and vehicle technology. As Chief Technical Officer, he reported to the company's board of directors on technical matters, headed a technical staff of 30,000 engineers, scientists, designers and business professionals in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, including the Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover, and Aston Martin brands. Responsible for product safety and environmental initiatives at Ford, his work included follow-up work on the company's response to problems that arose through its use of Firestone tyres on Ford Explorer SUVs. He has described this as his most difficult time as an engineer. "I probably lost a half a stone over that period because it was just so intense. I learned a lot from that. Most of all I learned the power of really rigorous engineering analysis in saving lives." Parry-Jones has been noted for suggesting that "building a supercar is much easier than creating excellence for the millions." Edmunds.com called Parry-Jones a "driving dynamics guru" and Autocar called him "one of the world's leading automotive engineers." (en)
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  • Man of the Year, 1994, Autocar (en)
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  • Richard Parry-Jones (akrab disapa Mr. RPJ) (lahir di Wales, 15 September 1951; umur 68 tahun) adalah seorang insinyur dan juga vice president dari Ford Motor Company bagian motorsport. Ia sempat menjadi salah satu otak keterlibatan Ford di F1 dari tahun 2002 hingga akhir 2004. Parry-Jones jugalah yang memutuskan Ford untuk mengundurkan diri dari F1 setelah tim Jaguar Racing gagal meraih hasil yang baik di akhir 2004. (in)
  • Richard Parry-Jones is former Group Vice-President-Global Product Development, Chief Technical Officer and Head of Global R&D Operations at Ford Motor Company. He retired in December 2007. Parry-Jones directed the concurrent development of dozens of vehicles at Ford and significantly influenced vehicles including the 1993 Ford Mondeo, both the 1998 International Ford Focus and 2000 North American Ford Focus, the European 1981 Escort and 1983 Sierra, as well as the Ka, Fiesta, Puma, Cougar and Galaxy. (en)
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