Erica Klampfl is Ford’s Global Future Mobility Manager, defining Ford's near, mid, and long-term mobility strategy to make mobility affordable economically, environmentally and socially. This includes assessing the products, technologies, and business models required to deliver the plan.
She recently was recognized as a recipient of the 2015 Women in M2M award for her efforts in helping push connected technologies forward to help Ford become a better corporate citizen and technology leader. She is also a finalist for the 2015 TU-Automotive Influencer of the year award.
Previously, she led the Strategy and Sustainability Analytics group at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. She received a Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics from Rice University and has over a decade of experience in developing and applying operations research and other analytics techniques to inform business strategy, strengthen environmental sustainability, and improve manufacturing
efficiency. Her contributions were among those that supported Ford winning the 2013 INFORMS Prize. She also won second place in the 2014 INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award.
Dr. Klampfl is an active member of INFORMS and was Chair of the 2012 INFORMS Business Analytics & Operations Research Conference, Chair of the 2011 INFORMS Prize Committee, 2013 Women in OR/MS JR VP of Meetings, and has served periodically as Ford's INFORMS Roundtable representative. Dr. Klampfl is on advisory boards at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and is on the Board of Governors for the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications. She was selected to attend the 2005 National Academy of Engineering 11th Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering and is a 2008 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize finalist: internal recognition includes the 2010 Henry Ford Technology Award, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009, and 2008 Ford Technical Achievement Awards and over a dozen filed patents.