DR. RICARDO FORD • A.K.A. RIQUE FORD
Dr. Ricardo “Rique” Ford had accomplished more by the age of 30 than most people do in their entire lives. After graduating with his MBA in chemical engineering, his keen mind for silicone elastomer products would see him in the position of Engineering Manager at Dow Corning at the age of 25. With his focus on marine engineering, he was able to set standards within that industry, both in commercial and military sectors.
Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Ricardo realized his potential to aid humanity as a whole if he was able to spearhead his own projects. This lead to global patents on critical components engineering, including:
- buoyant silicone rubber
- thermally conductive silicone
- a wide variety of fuel and performance additives that have revolutionized fuel economy, lowered emissions and improved expected lifespan of mechanics across multiple industries
With key accomplishments for Boeing, Lockheed, Ford, GM and even NASA, Ricardo has proven his ability to transform his ideas into industry-changing reality again and again. It was his understanding and mastery of silicone-based products that lead him to patents that allowed him to retire at age 40. After indulging his passions for racing and boating, however, he returned to the workforce to ensure that his ideas could still benefit others across a broad range of industries and applications.
As president and CEO of International Eco-Fuels, his presence and innovative spirit have secured continued funding for research and innovation in both mechanical and chemical engineering. The mind that drove NASA rocket improvements and helped reduce global CO2, CO and NOX emissions is now capably handling a chemical engineering firm with global reach. It is this intellect and passion that drives his company towards new standards in emissions and an environmentally cleaner future.