George Soodoo was the chief of the Vehicle Dynamics Division at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards. Mr. Soodoo was responsible for the development of federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), including the upgraded tire performance requirements for new tires (FMVSS No. 139), tire pressure monitoring systems (FMVSS No. 138), and air brake systems required to improve stopping distance performance for heavy truck tractors (FMVSS No. 121).
Before joining NHTSA in 1986, he held positions at Kerr McGee Corporation and Ford Motor Company as a senior market research analyst and product development engineer, respectively. Mr. Soodoo has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University and an MBA degree in economics and finance from the University of Detroit Mercy.