Sometimes the most valuable insights come from the most unexpected places. Just ask Hau Thai-Tang. Years before assuming his current role as executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, Hau worked as a race engineer for Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti on Ford's Newman-Haas IndyCar team. His efforts contributed to six victories, 11 podium finishes and the overall driver and manufacturer's championships. Hau says the racing experience helped shape his Ford career in ways he could never have imagined.