MARK SCHUNDER: SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER WITH FORD INFOTRONICS GROUP

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MARK SCHUNDER: SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER WITH FORD INFOTRONICS GROUP


Mark Schunder, senior research engineer, Research & Advanced Engineering Infotronics group

Mark Schunder is a senior research engineer with the Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Infotronics group. He is responsible for studying consumer device usage and developing unique software solutions and theories for how consumers can access information in the vehicle.

Schunder is one of the lead designers of the original research project that introduced the idea of mobile software connectivity to Ford SYNC®, playing a significant role in launching aspects of the SYNC Traffic, Directions & Information application and the new SYNC AppLink gateway.

"For the past five years, I have been contributing near- and long-term SYNC product solutions and it’s been exciting identifying emerging trends in the marketplace and creating innovative products that bring more connectivity to the car," says Schunder.

Schunder has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Personal Insights and Fun Facts

  • Mark grew up in Livonia, Mich., and now lives in Dearborn with his wife and two daughters
  • In his spare time, Mark can be found with pick in hand, playing either the banjo or guitar
  • Mark enjoys mountain biking and a relaxing round of golf

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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and, until its sale, Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.

May 12, 2010

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