Published on April 19th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


NSX Factory Engineer In “What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda”

Clement D’Souza, who led the creation of the innovative new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the exclusive global production facility for the 2017 Acura NSX supercar, is the latest Honda associate featured in the What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series.

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A mechanical engineer and 26-year veteran at Honda of America Mfg., Inc., D’Souza was tapped as the engineering project leader in 2012 to lead the creation of a new manufacturing facility to produce the next generation Acura NSX, the only supercar manufactured in America. The result is the state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Center where serial production of the NSX will begin this spring.

D’Souza is also a world-class field hockey player who once aspired to play professionally in his native India. He competed as a member of the U.S. team in the 2016 FIH Masters World Cup in Canberra, Australia, March 31-April 9.

D’Souza brought his passion for innovation and his unique blend of engineering talent and commitment to teamwork to the challenge of creating a manufacturing facility that is pioneering new approaches to small-volume, high-performance vehicle manufacturing.

Clement D'Souza (right) talking to a PMC associate

The Performance Manufacturing Center is home to master technicians who initiated 12 patent-pending technologies and other novel methods of producing a made-to-order supercar.

The What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series focuses on Honda’s commitment to The Power of Dreams, a global theme that encourages Honda associates to conceive ideas that will create new value for customers and society and show determination to bring those dreams to life. In addition, the video series spotlights the varied careers within Honda and the inspiring efforts of Honda associates.

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