Frank Joseph Ewasyshyn, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., M.B.A., P.Eng.
Executive Vice President—Manufacturing, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Frank Ewasyshyn has distinguished himself as a respected executive of a large, multinational corporation who has also continually contributed to his profession and his community.
From his beginnings as a shop floor maintenance foreman at DaimlerChrysler Corporation 29 years ago to his current role as executive vice-president of manufacturing overseeing 30 facilities world-wide, Ewasyshyn has spent his career developing advanced technologies in a highly competitive automotive industry. He was an integral part of the pioneering movement to develop and implement the mechanics to produce the minivan, and was instrumental in bringing the Chrysler minivan plant to his hometown of Windsor. In so doing, he has earned a reputation as one of the foremost experts in the field of automotive manufacturing engineering.
Most recently, Ewasyshyn has driven the Chrysler Group’s recently unveiled flexibility strategy. At the heart of the strategy is a unique use of robotics technology that will allow the Chrysler Group to build multiple vehicles on one production line.
A strong supporter of diversity in the workplace and the advancement of women in engineering, Ewasyshyn opened the door to women in his sector by hiring one of the first female engineers in automotive manufacturing.
Ewasyshyn is a dedicated philanthropist involved in community charities in Canada and the United States. Close to home, he supports education at the University of Windsor through a bursary for deserving and financially struggling electrical engineering students. He has also dedicated himself to assist in raising funds to buy an MRI machine for the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre.