David Pascoe joined Magna International in 1987 and currently supports Magna’s Corporate Engineering and Research & Development on a global basis.
Pascoe has been involved at Magna in advanced engineering projects, business case development, production programs, R&D strategy development and company acquisitions. He also advises on new business opportunities.
Throughout his business career, he has held various positions including Director of Engineering at Magna’s Powertrain Group as well as Vice President of Electric Vehicle Technology and Vice President of Battery Technology where he supported Magna E-Car Systems.
Pascoe was a design engineer at Magna for the first 10 years of his career and worked on product design and development in various areas of automobiles including full vehicles, body, chassis, hardware, powertrain, interiors and mirrors. He has been awarded several patents for developments and improvements made to automotive products.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Frank Stronach Institute, which is a public-private partnership between the Technical University of Graz and Magna International. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc., a Magna company, and was past Chairman of the Board of Directors of MAHY E-Cell, a partnership between Magna International and Hyundai Heavy Industries. He has also supported several external organizations via current and past board positions including his role as Chairman of the Ontario Centres of Excellence Advanced Manufacturing Sector Advisory Board, membership on the Board of Directors of Auto21, membership on the National Research Council Engineering Advisory Board, membership on the National Research Council Industrial Materials Advisory Board and membership on Electric Mobility Canada’s Board of Directors.
Pascoe graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science Degree in 1987. A native of Canada, Pascoe was born in 1964.