John M. Maddox
President and CEO of the American Center for Mobility
Mr. Maddox is the President and CEO of the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run. He is a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking and highly accomplished executive, policy, technical, research, engineering and operations leader.
Mr. Maddox founded and leads ACM, a start-up non-profit which is creating a national-scale automated and connected transportation test facility in Southeast Michigan, the epicenter of the US auto industry. He is responsible for all aspects of the organization, including serving the State of Michigan, industry, and academic interests in advancing the readiness and deployment of CAVs through advanced product development, testing, education, accelerated standards setting, and ultimately self-certification.
Mr. Maddox was a founder of the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center, a successful public-private partnership focused on transportation and was instrumental in the development of Mcity, a 32-acre outdoor laboratory for advanced mobility systems. He also led the creation and operation of the MTC Southeast Michigan’s connected-vehicle deployment.
Mr. Maddox has had a wide variety of experience in transportation safety research and policy, including having served as the Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before working at NHTSA, Mr. Maddox spent over five years with Volkswagen Group as their Compliance Officer. Prior to that, he spent fourteen years with Ford Motor Company as a senior research engineer.