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Ford Super Duty Engineer Aaron Bresky Lives For The Blue Oval

Aaron Bresky, vehicle engineering manager and Super Duty chief technical officer, was right on the assembly line when his 1999 Ford Super Duty XLT rolled out of the factory. Now, over two decades and 100,000 miles later, he’s still enamored with his pickup, and though his ride may not be as technologically advanced as the 2023 Super Duty pickups he helped create, Bresky is certainly proud to call himself part of the family.

Bresky’s 1999 Ford Super Duty on the day it was built

“Super Duty is a way of life for me,” Bresky said. “It’s not just a work assignment. I identify as someone so ingrained in Super Duty that it will definitely come up if you meet or talk to me long enough.”

Bresky spent his younger years running around in a 1975 Ford F-250 alongside his grandfather, who used the pickup to maintain an apartment complex. Bresky fell in love with the pickup and the automaker behind it and found ways to position himself near the Super Duty’s development throughout his career. He graduated Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in automotive engineering. Since then, he’s spent over 20 years in various positions within Ford’s Super Duty program, specializing in noise, vibration and harness (NVH).

But even as the 2023 Ford Super Duty is poised to start heading to customers early next year, Bresky has a soft spot for his ’99. “I use it for so much,” he said. “There’s work I couldn’t do without the truck, but also the great memories of taking my whole family, not just wife and two daughters, but also my parents.” He even drove Ford CEO Jim Farley to the event stage for the 2023 Super Duty reveal at Churchill Downs in the pickup.

A Super Duty man through and through, Bresky said that he kicked around the idea of naming his daughter Lariat in honor of the premium trim level, though his wife shot down the notion.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. David K

    When is Ford going to fix the problem with their 7.3 Godzilla motor. I’m a fleet manager for an ambulance service and we have had a couple replaced under warranty but most of our fleet of 7.3 are replaced every hundred thousand miles. Simple fix if engineering could beef up the valve spring or have better roller lifters.

  2. Chris Radziewicz

    My 6.7 liter Powerstroke diesel has been inoperable since April. Catastrophic engine failure due to spun connecting rod bearing. Ford can’t get a new engine and is literally holding my truck hostage because it’s completely torn apart. Truck frame and cab are in one bay, engine in another…and the rest in a 3rd bay. I can’t remove and take to an aftermarket shop with a huge bill for and unnecessary tear apart. Ford corporate has no means of contact to anyone who can help. They can’t even say when the engine might be shipped…8 months without my truck and counting. If Super Duty is a way of life.. then that way must mean a lot of frustration and loss of vehicle use


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