Magnetic Instrumentation Receives Henry Ford Technology Award

Magnetic Instrumentation, Inc. (MI) has received the 2013 Ford Motor Company’s Henry Ford Technology Award (HFTA) for the design, development and implementation of a Rotor Magnetizing process for Hybrid Transmissions. Ford’s Michigan based Global Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering (GPME) team along with Todd McMullen,
President of Magnetic Instrumentation, Inc. were honored with the prestigious award during a recent ceremony in Dearborn, Michigan. This award is Ford Motor Company’s highest technical honor and recognizes ground breaking technologies in the automotive industry.

Over a two-year period, Magnetic Instrumentation, Inc. worked with the Ford GPME team to develop and implement the paten-pending magnetizing and magnetic measurement technology for permanent magnet hybrid transmissions. The methodology has quickly become the standard for complex powertrain magnetic processing systems within Ford Motor Company.

“The technical fellowships and technical recognition are the heart and soul of Ford,” said Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. “The Henry Ford Technology Awards are the embodiment of Go Further because what our tech team does every day continuously improves the technology and makes it useful to people around the world.”

“Our close cooperation with Ford has fostered an environment in which technical excellence has flourished, producing a unique functional process while providing enhanced reliability and quality to meet stringent vehicle program requirements,” said Todd McMullen, President of Magnetic Instrumentation, Inc. “Receiving this award is a total team effort and was only made possible by the collaborative effort that was embraced and embodied by the joint Ford-MI team. We appreciate the opportunity to work closely with Ford on this exciting new technology.”