Samuel Laidlaw

Samuel Laidlaw

Class of 2021

Since graduating from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering, I have worked in various roles throughout the automotive industry. I currently work as a Technology Strategist at Ford Motor Company helping define the strategic vision for products in the emerging technology space. In this role, I lead product development strategies and collaborate with highly cross functional teams to develop and present business cases for advanced technology initiatives to senior executives. 

I decided to pursue my MBA in order to enhance my business acumen and skill set as a critical next step in my career. I wanted a program that had a highly diverse cohort of industry leaders, a strong alumni network, and an action-based learning approach to education. The Ross Weekend MBA program provides all of these qualities and is giving me the ability to apply real-time learning in the work environment as I continue my journey to become a future business leader.
I am beyond excited to be back at the University of Michigan and to become a part of the Ross Community. Go Blue!


Undergraduate Education

University of Michigan

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Undergraduate Major
Aerospace Engineering
Prior Industry