Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Kevin Zhang is responsible for defining Karma’s next generation of automotive technologies and products, and leading Karma’s automotive R & D group, including Design, Engineering and Program Management, for both new product creations and the incorporation of emerging technologies into future partnerships and vehicle programs.
An accomplished global vehicle product development and program management executive from the automotive industry, Zhang brings over 27 years of global OEM experience at Ford Motor Company, including roles as Ford China Technology Management Director, Global SUV and BEV Program Chief Engineer. During his time at Ford, Dr. Zhang helped to develop innovative technologies to enhance user experience and new vehicle products including Escape, Explorer, Mustang and Battery Electric Vehicle architectures. In addition, he played a critical role in global sourcing in emerging markets and establishing NJ Research and Engineering Center for Ford.
Zhang holds both a Master of Science and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.