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Doug Patton

Senior Vice President, Engineering Division, DENSO International America, Inc.

Doug Patton (2)Doug Patton is senior vice president of the engineering division of DENSO International America, Inc., overseeing operation of development facilities, testing and technical services, engineering administration and the company’s product engineering.

Patton originally joined DENSO in 1986. He has held several roles in the organization, including strategic business development for the U.S. in-highway truck market, senior manager of the General Motors account, and director of engineering, overseeing BMW North American business and directing DaimlerChrysler sales in the U.S. and Europe. In 2000, Patton became vice president of engineering, responsible for overseeing the powertrain, safety and engine electrical engineering groups.

Before joining DENSO, he was a release engineer and senior market analyst at Caterpillar, Inc. for nine years. Patton has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from Bradley University.