Art began lecturing at U-M College of Engineering over 20 years ago in AUTO501 and was part of the implementation process for AUTO512 15 years ago with the goal of developing engineering students more adept at making cross-attribute trade-offs (cost versus function; function1versus function2, etc.). At the time, he was the business leader for the Ford College Graduate Program for Product Development and was leading the re-engineering of the Ford New Product Creation process. His goal of working with Michigan was to enable entry level engineering employees to be more effective from day one, and to help the College of Engineering have an even stronger program.
Mr. Hyde currently teaches ISD 522 (Systems Architecting, Concept Development, and Embodiment Design) Winter terms. After 40 years with Ford, he retired October 1, 2017.
During his time at Ford he was the Chief Program Engineer for all Mustang models released from 1999 to 2005 model years. For the last 13 years of his career, Art was the Chief Engineer of the Global Product Development System where he drove Lean continuous improvements to the Product Creation process, tools and methods applied to every new vehicle program inclusive of the Planning, Marketing, Design, Engineering, Manufacturing and Purchasing disciplines.
Art received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from The University of Michigan School of Business Administration.