Abhay (Abe) Vadhavka
Senior Technical Manager, Supplier Technical Assistance
Abhay (Abe) Vadhavkar holds a MSC in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from both University of Michigan and Chrylser Institute. Currently he is a PHD candidate for industrial Engineering at Wayne State University.
Abe has held several mechanical engineering positions are Chrysler Corporation, General Motors and Ford, where as the senior platform launch manager, stamp engineer he was responsible for the manufacturing engineering of five major vehicle platforms such as Mustang Econoline, Fusion, all new D471/472 and B299N.
In his most recent role as senior site manager, supplier technical assistance at Ford. Abe was responsible for providing technical support to all stamping, structural sub assembly, and raw/bulk material suppliers. Also he developed and implemented a plan to deliver the first high volume all aluminum F-series truck with zero launch issues.