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Lewis C. Veraldi, as Ford Motor Company vice president in charge of car development, was a key leader behind the creation of the Ford Taurus. The team concept he pioneered would assign a complete set of designers from different departments to work together. He was often called the father of the Taurus, one of the most important cars in Ford and US history as a car that not only competed successfully against the Japanese, but so defined the market segment that the highly regarded Accord would be benchmarked in interior volume against the Ford.
Automotive Executive of the Year 1987 
Automotive Industries magazine Man of the Year 1987
Eli Whitney Productivity Award 1987 - Socitey of Manufacturing Engineers
Lawrence Technological University - Veraldi Instructional Technology Resource Center (VITRC)