Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

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William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board

As Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Jr. is leading the company that put the world on wheels into the 21st century. He joined the Board of Directors in 1988 and has been its chairman since January 1999. Through the years, his vision for the company has remained unchanged.

“I believe the purpose of a company is to make people’s lives better,” he says. “That is how we became great in the past and it is how we will become even greater in the future.

Under Bill Ford’s leadership Ford Motor Company was named the Best Global Green Brand among all companies in the world in 2014, and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the seventh year in a row in 2016.

“The ongoing success of Ford Motor Company is my life’s work,” he says. “Nothing is more important to me than our reputation as a family company that people trust to do the right thing.”

After joining the company in 1979 as a product planning analyst, he held positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, product development and finance. During the 1982 Ford-United Auto Workers labor talks, which launched the employee involvement movement that revolutionized the industry, he served on the company’s National Bargaining Team. In 1983 he began a 12-month course of study as an Alfred P. Sloan fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected chairman and managing director of Ford Switzerland in 1987.

As head of Business Strategy for the Ford Automotive Group in 1990, he helped develop guidelines for establishing low-volume manufacturing plants in emerging markets. After being appointed general manager of Climate Control Division in 1992, he led a profit turnaround and a major improvement in product quality. He also established the company’s first wildlife habitat at a plant location and the first automotive plant in the world to use 25 percent post-consumer materials in all of its plastic parts. While he was general manager the division won the President’s Commission on Environmental Quality Award.

Bill Ford was elected a company vice president and head of the company’s Commercial Truck Vehicle Center in 1994. He left that position in order to assume the chairmanship of the Board of Directors’ Finance Committee in 1995. In addition to his duties as chairman, he served as chief executive officer of the company from October 2001 to September 2006, when he was named executive chairman. As CEO, he improved quality, lowered costs and delivered exciting new products. During his time in that position he took the company from a $5.5 billion loss in 2001 to three straight years of profitability.

A lifelong environmentalist, Bill Ford is committed to developing products that benefit customers and society. Under his leadership, in 2000 Ford Motor Company published its first corporate citizenship report outlining the economic, environmental and social impact of company products and operations around the world. In 2004, the company completed the world’s largest brownfield reclamation project, the restoration of its Ford Rouge Center in metropolitan Detroit. He also championed the Escape Hybrid, the world’s first hybrid-electric sport utility vehicle.

“During the last industry downturn, Ford invested heavily in fuel economy and technology at a time when many others were pulling back,” he says. “It absolutely was the right thing to do.”

Looking to the future, in 2011 he began outlining the company’s vision of what sustainable transportation will look like in the years ahead, as well as the steps it will take to get there. That future includes vehicles that communicate with each other and the world around them to make driving safer, ease traffic congestion and sustain the environment. As the next step in these efforts, in 2015 the company announced Ford Smart Mobility, its plan to deliver advances in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.

“My great-grandfather helped put the world on wheels so everyone could enjoy the benefits of mobility,” he says. “Our vision is to expand on that thinking, using advanced technology and new business models so that personal mobility remains viable in a crowded world.”

Bill Ford’s charitable, volunteer and business efforts are highlighted by his commitment to the city of Detroit. As vice chairman of the Detroit Lions professional football team, he led efforts to build a new, environmentally-friendly stadium in Detroit that was the site of Super Bowl XL. Through Detroit Lions Charities, he helped develop the Detroit Police Athletic League youth football program into one of the largest in the country.

Under his leadership the company’s philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, focused its efforts on helping communities, supporting education and improving safety through driving skills training. In 2005 he launched the Ford Volunteer Corps to enhance the efforts of employee volunteers serving communities around the world. In its first ten years, Ford 30,000 volunteers worked on more than 9,000 projects in 40 countries.

In 2015, he championed the 30 Under Thirty program to develop the next generation of Ford philanthropic leaders and the Bill Ford Better World Challenge, which provides grant funding for projects that engage employees and local nonprofits in addressing needs that will improve community life and make people’s lives better.

Bill Ford is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford and the Henry Ford Health System, and is Chairman of the New Michigan Initiative of Business Leaders for Michigan. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Detroit Economic Club from 2005 to 2017 and on the Board of Directors of eBay Inc. from 2005 to 2015. He was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2011. He also is a founding partner of Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a Michigan-based investment firm that acts as a strategic operating partner to transportation infrastructure technology companies.

In recognition of his commitment to education and devotion to the Detroit community, in 2015 he was given the Ambassador for Humanity Award by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

Bill Ford was born in Detroit in May 1957. He is an avid fly fisherman and car enthusiast, enjoys playing hockey and tennis, and is a martial arts black belt.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and a master of science degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also has been awarded an honorary doctor of environmental sciences and engineering degree from Koc University, an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Michigan, an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Bradley University and an honorary doctorate of economic science from University College Cork and the National University of Ireland.

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Stephen G. Butler

Stephen G. Butler was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 2004. He serves on the nominating and governance committee and as chair of the audit committee.

Butler is retired chairman and chief executive officer of KPMG, and retired chairman of KPMG International. He held a variety of management positions, both in the United States and internationally, over his 33-year career with the company. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of KPMG from 1996 until his retirement on June 30, 2002.

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Kimberly A. Casiano

Kimberly A. Casiano was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 2003. She serves on the audit committee, nominating and governance committee and sustainability and innovation committee.

She is the first Hispanic woman to serve on a Fortune 100 top five corporate board.

In 2010, Casiano established Kimberly Casiano & Associates, where she serves as president. The firm provides advisory services in marketing, recruiting, communications, advocacy and diversity to target the U.S. Hispanic market, the Caribbean and Latin America.

In 2011, Casiano was elected to the Mead Johnson Nutrition board of directors, a leading nutrition company for babies and children. In 2006, she was elected to the board of Mutual of America, a company that provides retirement products and insurance coverage to employees of nonprofit organizations and small- and medium-sized businesses.

From 1981 to 1988, Casiano managed her own company, Caribbean Marketing Overseas Corporation, fostering trade and investment in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company served as Caribbean Basin Initiative consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development in developing and executing public and private sector projects throughout the region. In 1987, Casiano joined Casiano Communications, becoming president in 1994.

Casiano, for whom education is the key to success, is active on the board of several nonprofit organizations that support education. She chaired the annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society in Puerto Rico for 10 years.

Born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, Casiano moved to Puerto Rico when she was 12, growing up in a bicultural, bilingual environment. She earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and Latin American studies from Princeton University in 1979, graduating magna cum laude, and obtained her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981.

Casiano is married to Peruvian-born Juan F. Woodroffe. They have two children.

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Anthony F. Earley, Jr.

Anthony F. Earley Jr. was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 2009. He serves on the nominating and governance committee and the sustainability and innovation committee, and as chair of the compensation committee

Earley is the executive chairman of PG&E Corporation, as of March 2017. Beginning in 2011, he served as the chairman, chief executive officer and president of PG&E Corporation.

Previously, beginning in 2010, he was executive chairman of DTE Energy, having served as chairman and chief executive officer of the organization since 1998. Earley joined DTE Energy in 1994 as president and chief operating officer.

Prior to that, Earley served as president and chief operating officer of Long Island Lighting Company, an electric and gas utility in New York.

Earley serves on the executive committees of the Edison Electric Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute. His commitment to the community includes memberships on the boards of United Way Bay Area, The Exploratorium in San Francisco, and the Bay Area Council.

Earley earned a Bachelor of Science in physics, a Master of Science in engineering and a law degree, all from the University of Notre Dame, where he serves on the advisory council of the College of Engineering. He served as an officer in the United States Navy nuclear submarine program, where he was qualified as a chief engineer officer.

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Edsel B. Ford, II

Edsel B. Ford II was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 1988. He serves on the finance committee and sustainability and innovation committee. As a consultant to Ford, he is active in company affairs and corporate dealer relations.

Edsel B. Ford II began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1974. He was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in 1991 and elected a company vice president in 1993.

He is owner and chairman of Pentastar Aviation, an aviation services provider headquartered at Oakland County International Airport in suburban Detroit, and is majority owner and chairman of Marketing Associates, a Detroit-based marketing services company. He serves on the board of International Speedway Corporation and is former chairman of the Detroit branch of Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.

Mr. Ford is very active in several charitable organizations and is former chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He serves as president of Detroit Children’s Fund and is a board member emeritus of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In 2013, he was presented with the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award.

Born in 1948, in Detroit, Mr. Ford received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College in 1973 and completed the program for management development at Harvard Business School in 1981.

He is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, and the grandson of Edsel B. Ford, company president from 1919 to 1943. His late father, Henry Ford II, served as president of the company from 1945 to 1960 and chairman from 1960 to 1980.

Mr. Ford is married to the former Cynthia Layne Neskow. They have four sons.

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James P. Hackett

Jim Hackett is president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, effective May 22, 2017. He also is a member of the company’s board of directors.

Under Hackett’s leadership, together with Bill Ford, Ford is committed to becoming the world’s most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world that help people move more safely, confidently and freely.

Prior to serving in this role, Hackett was chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of Ford formed to accelerate the company’s plans to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services. He was named to the position March 10, 2016.

Before joining Ford Smart Mobility, Hackett was a member of the Ford Motor Company Board of Directors starting in 2013. As a member of the Sustainability and Innovation committee, he was actively involved with the Ford senior leadership team in launching the company’s Ford Smart Mobility plan. He also served on the Audit and the Nominating and Governance committees.

Hackett was vice chairman of Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry, from 2014 to 2015. He retired as CEO of Steelcase in February 2014, after having spent 20 years leading the Grand Rapids-based office furniture company.

As a consumer-focused visionary in the office furniture industry, Hackett is credited with guiding Steelcase to becoming a global leader. During his 30 years there, he helped transform the office furniture company from traditional manufacturer to industry innovator. Having spent his career focused on the evolving needs of consumers, Hackett is recognized for predicting that the office landscape would shift away from cubicles to an open space environment, giving employees the flexibility to work where they want.

Hackett is well known for his creative management approach to business. Through an equity investment by Steelcase in IDEO, an international consulting firm, Hackett forged a unique business relationship with its CEO David Kelley to foster design innovation at the office furniture company. At that time in 1996, IDEO specialized in the design of a number of consumer products, office equipment, medical instrumentation, furniture and computers including design of the first “mouse” for early Apple computers.

He was interim director of athletics at the University of Michigan from October 31, 2014 to March 11, 2016 where he led the search for a permanent athletic director appointed in January 2016. He played center on the University of Michigan football team prior to graduating from the university with a bachelor’s degree in 1977.

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William W. Helman, IV

William W. Helman IV was elected to the board of directors of Ford Motor Company in 2011. He serves on the finance committee and nominating and governance committee, and as chair of the sustainability and innovation committee.

Helman is a general partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in technology, consumer Internet and healthcare. He joined Greylock in 1984 and has been a partner since 1997.

Helman led Greylock’s investments in Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Hyperion Software, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Filene’s Basement, UPromise, Reveal Imaging and Zipcar, among others.

He is a trustee of Dartmouth College and chairs the investment committee. In addition, he serves on the board of Harvard Management Company, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and The Steppingstone Foundation.

Helman is a member of the board of fellows at Harvard Medical School and Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

He graduated from Dartmouth in 1980 and Harvard Business School in 1984.

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William E. Kennard

William E. Kennard was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 2015. He serves on the nominating and governance committee.

Kennard is non-executive chairman and cofounder of Velocitas Partners, an asset management firm, and is a member of the operating executive board of Staple Street Capital, a private equity firm. He serves on the board of AT&T, MetLife and Duke Energy Corporation. He has a rich history with telecommunications and media industries, having served as director of several public companies including Sprint Corporation, FON Group (formerly Sprint Nextel Corporation), The New York Times Company and Dex Media, as well as a number of private companies.

Kennard served as United States Ambassador to the European Union from 2009 to 2013, working to promote transatlantic trade and investment and to eliminate regulatory barriers to commerce. He was a key force behind President Barack Obama’s decision in 2013 to launch negotiations on the ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that aims to expand trade and investment across the Atlantic.

From 2001 to 2009, Kennard was managing director of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group, leading investments in the telecommunications and media sectors. From 1997 to 2001, he was chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, shaping policies that created an explosion of new wireless phones, brought the Internet to a majority of American households, and incentivized billions of dollars of investment in new broadband technologies. At the same time, he implemented bold new policies to bridge the digital divide in the United States and around the world.

U.S. News and World Report dubbed Kennard a “consumer champion for the digital age.” He has received honorary degrees from Howard University, Gallaudet University and Long Island University, and awards from Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Easter Seals Foundation, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

Kennard has served on several nonprofit boards including Yale University Council, Gallaudet University, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and One Economy Corporation. Kennard serves as a fellow of the Yale Corporation and is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

He graduated from Stanford University and earned a law degree from Yale Law School.

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John C. Lechleiter

John retired as Eli Lilly’s president and chief executive officer on December 31, 2016, after 37 years with the company. He also served as chairman of the board of directors of Lilly from January 2009 through May 2017.

John joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development and became head of that department in 1982. In 1984, he began serving as director of pharmaceutical product development for the Lilly Research Centre Limited in Windlesham, England. He later held roles in project management, regulatory affairs, product development, and pharma operations. In 2005, he was named Lilly’s president and chief operating officer and joined the board of directors. He became CEO on April 1, 2008.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Xavier University in 1975 and master’s and doctoral degrees in organic chemistry from Harvard University. He has received honorary doctorates from Marian University (Indianapolis, Indiana), the University of Indianapolis, the National University of Ireland, Indiana University, Franklin College, Butler University, and Purdue University.

John is a member of the American Chemical Society. He serves as vice chair of the board of the Chemical Heritage Foundation and is a member emeritus of the board of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. John also serves on the boards of Ford Motor Company, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Nike, Inc., and United Way Worldwide.

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Ellen R. Marram

Ellen R. Marram was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 1988. She serves as its presiding independent director. She also serves on the compensation committee, nominating and governance committee and sustainability and innovation committee.

Marram is president of Barnegat Group, a business advisory firm. From 2000 through 2005, she was managing director of North Castle Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to that, from 1997 to 1998, she was president and chief executive officer of The Tropicana Beverage Group, having served as the group’s president from 1993 to 1997.

Marram was senior vice president of Nabisco Foods Group and president and chief executive officer of Nabisco Biscuit Company from 1988 to 1993. From 1987 to 1988, she was president of Nabisco Grocery Division.

Marram received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard University. She is a trustee of Wellesley College.

She also serves as a director at The New York Times Company and Eli Lilly and Company.

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John L. Thornton

John L. Thornton was elected to the Ford Motor Company board of directors in 1996. He serves on the compensation committee, finance committee and nominating and governance committee.

He is chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation, co-chairman of the Brookings Institution board of trustees and serves as advisory board member of China Investment Corporation and China Securities Regulatory Commission. He is also a professor and director of the global leadership program at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing.

Thornton retired as president and co-chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group in 2003. He was chairman of Goldman Sachs-Asia from 1996 to 1998. Previously, he was co-chief executive of Goldman Sachs International, the firm’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Thornton joined Goldman Sachs in 1980 and was named a partner in 1988.

He also serves on the board at China Unicom Limited, Hong Kong.

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John B. Veihmeyer

John Veihmeyer was elected to the company’s board of directors, effective December 1, 2017. He serves on the Audit, and Nominating & Governance Committees.

Veihmeyer possesses decades of experience as a global accounting executive who has advised the world’s leading companies on financial reporting, risk management and governance.

From April 2014 to September 2017, Veihmeyer was chairman of KMPG International, a global network of professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.

Veihmeyer previously held numerous roles at KMPG, including U.S. chairman and CEO, U.S. deputy chairman, managing partner of KPMG’s Washington, D.C. operations, and global head of Risk Management and Regulatory.

He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame and of the Financial Accounting Foundation.

Veihmeyer received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

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Lynn M. Vojvodich

Lynn Vojvodich was elected to the company’s board of directors, effective April 1, 2017. She serves on the Nominating and Governance, Sustainability and Innovation, and Audit Committees.

Vojvodich is a global technology executive who has built, grown and transformed businesses for more than 20 years. She works with venture capital firms as an advisor to pre-IPO and start-up companies.

From 2013 to February 2017, Vojvodich was executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Salesforce, the world’s fourth largest enterprise software company and the global leader in customer relationship management.

Vojvodich has held leadership roles at Microsoft and BEA Systems and was a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. She began her career in a hard hat working on the design and construction of Gulfstream jets and offshore oil structures.

She serves as an independent director of The Priceline Group Inc. and was chairman of Take3, a marketing strategy firm she founded in 2006.

Vojvodich received a Bachelor of Science degree in Product Design from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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John S. Weinberg

John Weinberg was elected to the board of directors of Ford Motor Company, effective Oct. 1, 2016. He serves on the Nominating and Governance, Sustainability and Innovation, and Finance Committees.

Most recently Weinberg served as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from June 2006 until October 2015.

Having joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 as an associate, he was made partner in 1992. He spent the majority of his career in the banking division, most recently as a head of global investment banking. In this capacity, he also served as an advisor to clients including Ford, General Electric and Boeing. He also led the Goldman Sachs team on the initial public offerings for Visa and Under Armour.

He currently serves as a board member of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Middlebury College, and as a member of the advisory committee of The Steppingstone Foundation. He previously served on the board of Greenwich Country Day School and on the visiting committee for Harvard Business School.

Weinberg received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1979 and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School 1983.

Senior Leadership Team

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Steven Armstrong, Group Vice President and President, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Steven Armstrong is group vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading Ford’s European and Middle East and Africa business units, executing the One Ford plan to achieve profitable growth through an unprecedented focus on new products, a strong brand and increased cost efficiency. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets.

Armstrong also will continue to serve on the Ford Sollers and Ford Otosan boards of directors, effective since Oct. 1, 2016.

Previously, Armstrong was vice president and chief operating officer, Ford of Europe. In this position, he was responsible for many of Ford of Europe’s operations, including manufacturing, quality, product development, purchasing, sustainability, environment and safety engineering. Prior, he was president Ford South America responsible for all Ford South American operations since January 2014.

A native of the United Kingdom, Armstrong has worked in the United States, Sweden and Germany. He served as president, Ford Brazil, starting in June 1, 2012, leading all aspects of Ford’s largest business unit in South America.

Armstrong also served as chief operating officer, Volvo Cars, where he oversaw the divestiture of Volvo Cars to Geely Automotive Holdings Ltd. Armstrong was responsible for major quality and cost improvements while chief operating officer of Volvo, and led the company’s development of the S60 and V60 vehicle lines.

During his 25-year-plus career, Armstrong has served in a variety of senior management and purchasing positions for Jaguar, Volvo, Ford of Europe and served as chief operating officer of Getrag-Ford Transmissions.

He has been recognized with many awards, including being named a Eurostar by Automotive News in 2005 for improving supplier relations for Volvo.

Born in 1964, Armstrong is based in Cologne, Germany. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of East London.

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Joy Falotico, Group Vice President, Lincoln and Chief Marketing Officer

Joy Falotico is group vice president, Lincoln Motor Company and chief marketing officer, effective March 1, 2018. In this role, Falotico is responsible for leading the continued evolution of Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand and oversees all Lincoln operations globally, including product development; marketing, sales and service; and all team members supporting the brand.

Falotico also leads the company’s Marketing function and efforts to connect more closely with customers by identifying new opportunities to serve them. She reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets.

She is also chairman of the Ford Motor Credit Company board of directors.

Previously, Faloticowas chairman and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Credit Company, and a group vice president of Ford Motor Company since 2016.

Falotico had worldwide responsibility for Ford Motor Credit Company, a leading global financial services business that supports Ford dealers and customers, and the sale of Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

Prior to this role, she was chief operating officer, leading Ford Credit’s global operations in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and Africa, as well as marketing, sales and brand, business center operations and insurance operations.

Previously, Falotico was executive vice president, Ford Credit Marketing, Sales, Americas and Strategic Planning. She had been responsible for marketing and sales globally, and business operations in North and South America since January 2013, with global strategic planning responsibilities added in January 2015.

At Ford Credit since 1989, Falotico has served in a number of senior positions, including executive vice president of Ford Credit North America. She has served as vice president of U.S. Sales Operations and vice president of global Marketing. Before that, Falotico had pan-European responsibility for customer and dealer service operations and risk management for Ford Credit Europe.

Falotico is involved in the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), a U.S. financing industry trade organization, previously serving on its board of directors and executive committee, and as chair of the AFSA Vehicle Finance Division Board.

Falotico was recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry in 2010 and 2015.

Born in 1967, Falotico holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Truman State University and a master’s degree in business finance from DePaul University.

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James D. Farley, Jr., Executive Vice President and President, Global Markets

James “Jim” D. Farley, Jr. is executive vice president and president of Global Markets, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Ford’s business units, The Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific. In addition, Farley will oversee Lincoln Motor Company and global Marketing Sales & Service. Farley will also oversee the strategy and business model development for electrified vehicles and autonomous vehicles. He reports to Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

Previously, Farley served as executive vice president and president, Ford Europe, Middle East and Africa, a position he held since Jan. 1, 2015. In this role, he led Ford’s business transformation in Europe, executing the plan to achieve profitable growth through an unprecedented focus on new products, a strong brand and increased cost efficiency. In 2016, he led Ford’s European operations to record profitability, record margins and increased sales.

Prior to his position in Ford Europe, Middle East and Africa, Farley served as executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales & Service where he led the company’s drive to connect more closely with customers through integrated global marketing, advertising, digital communications, brand development and research. He also was instrumental in leading the ongoing reinvention of the Lincoln brand, setting it on a path for growth as a world-class luxury brand and customer experience, including the launch of the all-new Lincoln MKC and Lincoln’s introduction in China.

When he was appointed to lead global marketing sales and service in August 2010, it marked the first time Ford had a single global leader for Marketing, Sales & Service. He also held operating responsibility as the senior global leader for Lincoln from December 2012 to August 2014.

Prior to that, Farley was group vice president, global marketing and Canada, Mexico and South America. He had added responsibility for Ford’s operations in Canada, Mexico and South America in September 2009.

Before joining Ford in November 2007, Farley was group vice president and general manager of Lexus, responsible for all sales, marketing and customer satisfaction activities for Toyota’s luxury brand. Before leading Lexus, Farley served as group vice president of Toyota Division marketing and was responsible for all Toyota Division market planning, advertising, merchandising, sales promotion, incentives and internet activities.

Farley joined Toyota in 1990 in the strategic planning department and served in several product and marketing positions in the United States and Europe. One of Farley’s most noted accomplishments is his responsibility for the successful launch and rollout of Toyota’s new Scion brand.

Born in 1962, Farley attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he completed his MBA with a focus in finance. He and his wife, Lia, have three children.

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Peter D. Fleet, Group Vice President and President, Asia Pacific

Peter Fleet is named group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company, effective July 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading all of Ford’s operations and partnerships in Asia Pacific. He reports to Jim Farley, executive vice president and president, Global Markets.

Fleet has held leading roles in Ford’s marketing and business operations in Europe and ASEAN for nearly 30 years, most recently serving as vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific, a position he held since December 1, 2015. At the same time, he also was elected a Ford Motor Company Officer.

Prior to his role in Asia Pacific, Fleet served as vice president, Sales, Ford of Europe where he led Ford’s sales and market share improvements in Europe, including Ford becoming the bestselling commercial vehicle brand in Europe. At the same time, Ford dealers across Europe enjoyed improved profitability and invested in 500 new FordStores to offer customers a new and unique retail experience.

Before his assignment at Ford of Europe, he was President of Ford ASEAN, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He led the integrated operations across Ford’s South-East Asia markets during a period of unprecedented growth which saw Ford vehicle sales triple in three years and the company unveil its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thailand. Fleet also served as a governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand and was elected vice president for 2012.

Fleet joined Ford of Britain as a graduate trainee in 1989. He has held a variety of positions in the British national sales company, including district manager (Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria), commercial vehicles director and marketing director.

In 2004, he joined Ford of Europe serving first as commercial vehicles director for Marketing, Sales and Service, and then, in 2007 as regional director, European Sales Operations.

Fleet was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1967 and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southampton. He is married with a son and two daughters.

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Kumar A. Galhotra, Group Vice President and President, Ford North America

Kumar Galhotra is group vice president and president, Ford North America, effective March 1, 2018. In this role, Galhotra is responsible for leading all aspects of Ford’s North American business. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets.

Previously, Galhotra was group vice president, Lincoln and chief marketing officer for Ford Motor Company, a position he was named to in 2017.

In this role, Kumar was responsible for leading the continued transformation of Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand, a role he was named to in September 2014. He oversaw all Lincoln operations globally, including product development; marketing, sales and service; and all team members supporting the brand.

He also led the company’s Marketing function and efforts to connect more closely with customers by identifying new opportunities to serve them. His focus included shifting investments towards product categories that played to the company’s strengths, and developing more effective brand communications including digital services, emobility and autonomy.

Prior to Lincoln, Galhotra was vice president, Engineering, a position he assumed on Aug. 1, 2013. In this global role, Galhotra was responsible for the engineering of all cars, trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles for Ford and Lincoln brands.

Galhotra became vice president, Product Development for Asia Pacific and Africa in 2009. In that role, he led the team that developed Ford’s aggressive plan to bring more than 50 new vehicles and powertrains to its Asia Pacific and Africa region by mid-decade. He was appointed a corporate officer on June 1, 2012.

Since joining the company in 1988, he has served in various positions in product development and product strategy. Among the assignments, he led the introduction of the Ford Ranger into South American markets in 1998; was the chief engineer for the Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner in the early 2000s; and was vehicle programs director for five vehicle lines in the mid-2000s. In addition, his team oversaw the development of the all-new global compact pickup truck, the Ford Ranger.

Between 2005 and 2008, he was assigned to Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima, where he was responsible for program management and product planning worldwide.

Galhotra, born December 1965, grew up in India and has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Bradley M. Gayton, Group Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Bradley M. Gayton is group vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, Gayton leads the company’s litigation, tax, corporate and intellectual property efforts. He also advises the company’s board of directors and senior management on a wide range of legal issues, and oversees its General Auditor’s Office. His responsibility now also includes leading Ford Land and Corporate Services efforts. He reports to Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

Previously, Gayton was vice president and general counsel, a position to which he was named to in January 2016 when he also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer.

Gayton joined Ford’s Office of General Counsel in 1991. He has held positions of increasing responsibility within the department including serving as corporate secretary and assistant general counsel since April 2012.

In the corporate secretary role, Gayton had direct responsibility as secretary to the Board of Directors and for related governance and legal matters. He led a team with responsibility for NYSE and SEC compliance and reporting, including annual and quarterly reporting, proxy statement and registration statements, as well as responsibility for supporting Ford’s Treasury operations in capital markets and debt financing transactions. He also led a team dedicated to providing legal counsel on privacy and data protection matters, including cross-border data transfers and data usage, and provided administrative oversight of Ford’s global compliance function.

Previously, he was director of Legal Affairs – Canada, Mexico and South America with responsibility for managing all aspects of Ford’s legal matters related to regional manufacturing, sales and service, and distribution activities. He also served as Assistant Tax Officer with responsibility for U.S. federal and state compliance, analysis, transfer pricing, and all aspects of global indirect taxes including litigation.

Born in 1963, Gayton holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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James P. Hackett, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Hackett is president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, effective May 22, 2017. He also is a member of the company’s board of directors.

Under Hackett’s leadership, together with Bill Ford, Ford is committed to becoming the world’s most trusted mobility company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world that help people move more safely, confidently and freely.

Prior to serving in this role, Hackett was chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of Ford formed to accelerate the company’s plans to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services. He was named to the position March 10, 2016.

Before joining Ford Smart Mobility, Hackett was a member of the Ford Motor Company Board of Directors starting in 2013. As a member of the Sustainability and Innovation committee, he was actively involved with the Ford senior leadership team in launching the company’s Ford Smart Mobility plan. He also served on the Audit and the Nominating and Governance committees.

Hackett was vice chairman of Steelcase, the global leader in the office furniture industry, from 2014 to 2015. He retired as CEO of Steelcase in February 2014, after having spent 20 years leading the Grand Rapids-based office furniture company.

As a consumer-focused visionary in the office furniture industry, Hackett is credited with guiding Steelcase to becoming a global leader. During his 30 years there, he helped transform the office furniture company from traditional manufacturer to industry innovator. Having spent his career focused on the evolving needs of consumers, Hackett is recognized for predicting that the office landscape would shift away from cubicles to an open space environment, giving employees the flexibility to work where they want.

Hackett is well known for his creative management approach to business. Through an equity investment by Steelcase in IDEO, an international consulting firm, Hackett forged a unique business relationship with its CEO David Kelley to foster design innovation at the office furniture company. At that time in 1996, IDEO specialized in the design of a number of consumer products, office equipment, medical instrumentation, furniture and computers including design of the first “mouse” for early Apple computers.

He was interim director of athletics at the University of Michigan from October 31, 2014 to March 11, 2016 where he led the search for a permanent athletic director appointed in January 2016. He played center on the University of Michigan football team prior to graduating from the university with a bachelor’s degree in 1977.

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Bruce Hettle, Group Vice President, Manufacturing and Labor Affairs

Bruce Hettle is group vice president, Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2016. In this role, Hettle is responsible for overseeing the global operations of 67 assembly, stamping and powertrain plants.

Hettle also is responsible for the company’s worldwide engineering support for stamping, vehicle and powertrain manufacturing, as well as Ford’s Material Planning & Logistics, Ford Production System, Manufacturing Business Office and Labor Affairs organizations.

In his previous assignment as vice president North America Manufacturing, Hettle was responsible for Ford’s North America manufacturing footprint – the company’s largest in the world with more than 30 manufacturing plants. He has played a key role in Ford’s ongoing efforts to improve manufacturing flexibility and efficiency. Hettle also oversaw Ford’s product expansion in North America and the company’s seamless conversion to global platforms.

Hettle joined Ford in 1986 and has spent his entire 29-year career with the company in manufacturing. Prior to leading North American Manufacturing, he managed Ford’s manufacturing engineering group as executive director, Global Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering.

In addition to other leadership roles, Hettle served as director for Ford’s Manufacturing Business Office, and was plant manager for Wayne Stamping and Assembly and Edison Assembly.

Born in 1961, Hettle holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University, and a master’s degree in engineering management from Wayne State University.

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Joseph R. Hinrichs, Executive Vice President and President, Global Operations

Joe Hinrichs is executive vice president and president of Global Operations, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Ford’s global Product Development; Manufacturing and Labor Affairs; Quality; Purchasing; and Sustainability, Environmental and Safety Engineering. He reports to Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

Previously, Hinrichs served as executive vice president and president, The Americas, a position he held since Dec. 1, 2012. In this role, he was responsible for leading all aspects of Ford’s North American and South American business units.

Prior to leading The Americas, Hinrichs served as group vice president and president of Asia Pacific and Africa beginning in December 2009. Hinrichs led Ford’s Asia Pacific growth plan overseeing the construction of nine new manufacturing plants and spearheading a commitment to bring more than 50 new vehicles and powertrains to the region by mid-decade. He oversaw all of Ford’s operations and partnerships within the Asia Pacific and Africa region, including those with Changan, JMC, and Mazda. Hinrichs was also Chairman and CEO of Ford China from November 2010 to December 2011.

Previously, Hinrichs served as group vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, responsible for the operations of 105 assembly, stamping and powertrain plants worldwide, and overseeing the company’s global engineering support for stamping, vehicle and powertrain manufacturing.

Hinrichs also had global responsibility for the company’s Material Planning and Logistics, Ford Production System, Manufacturing Business Office and Labor Affairs organizations, as well as Automotive Components Holdings, the Ford-managed temporary business entity comprised of former Visteon Corp. plants and facilities in the United States and Mexico.

From September 2006 to December 2007, Hinrichs was vice president, North America Manufacturing. From October 2005 to September 2006, he was vice president of Vehicle Operations, responsible for 19 assembly plants and eight stamping and tool and die plants in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Prior to that, Hinrichs served as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. There, he led Ford of Canada’s operations, including the national headquarters, six regional sales offices, five vehicle assembly and engine manufacturing plants, two parts distribution centers, and affiliates including Ford Credit, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover and Hertz.

Before moving to Canada, Hinrichs was director of manufacturing, Vehicle Operations, responsible for the manufacturing, quality, and launch of several Ford sport utility vehicles and trucks produced at six assembly plants.

Hinrichs was executive director of the company’s Material Planning and Logistics organization, from April 2002 to July 2003. In this capacity, he was responsible for material planning, production control, scheduling, inventory management, logistics and total material flow at all Ford’s manufacturing facilities worldwide.

He joined Ford in December 2000 as plant manager of the Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Prior to joining Ford, Hinrichs was a partner and senior vice president of Ryan Enterprises Group, a manufacturing investment group in Chicago. Early in his career, Hinrichs spent 10 years at General Motors in various positions in engineering and manufacturing, including plant manager.

Hinrichs was named the 2013 Fortune Magazine Reader’s Choice winner as Businessperson of the Year for the automotive industry. Hinrichs was also named one of the 10 inaugural winners of the Shanghai Pudong Business Person of the Year award in 2013 in recognition of his leadership in growing Ford’s business in China. He was the recipient of the 2008 Shien-Ming Wu Manufacturing Leadership Award, which recognizes manufacturing leaders for their visionary and strategic thinking, courage and impact on the manufacturing industry. Hinrichs was also named to Automotive News’ 2007 All-Stars for Manufacturing. He was recognized for leading Ford’s North American manufacturing team to help boost vehicle quality and improve plant productivity.

He is chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Dayton. Hinrichs also was a member of the Board of the Directors of the U.S.-China Business Council from 2010 through 2013.

Hinrichs currently is a campaign co-chair for the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation and a member of the Workforce Development Board for the city of Detroit. He also was co-chairman of the 2006 – 2009 Michigan March of Dimes WalkAmerica campaigns, co-chair of Ford’s 2008 and 2009 Juvenile Diabetes campaign, and operating chairman of the Boy Scouts of America’s 2007 – 2009 Friends of Scouting Leadership campaigns. Hinrichs was the 2013 Arthritis Foundation’s Tribute to Excellence honoree celebrating his leadership in the community.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1966, Hinrichs earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering magna cum laude from the University of Dayton (Ohio) in 1989, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School in 1994 as a GM Fellow. He also received an honorary doctor of science and business administration from Cleary University in 2014.

Hinrichs and his wife, Maria, have three children.

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Marcy S. Klevorn, Executive Vice President and President, Mobility

Marcy Klevorn is executive vice president and president of Mobility, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Ford Smart Mobility LLC, which was formed last year to accelerate the company’s plans to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services, as well as Information Technology and Global Data, Insight and Analytics. She reports to Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

Previously, Klevorn was group vice president, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, a position to which she was named in January 2015 when she also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer. In this role, she has overseen the complete transformation of the company’s IT tools and talent to put Ford in the forefront of technology companies globally.

Klevorn has spent her entire Ford career in IT, serving in a variety of positions in The Americas, Ford of Europe and Ford Credit.

She joined Ford in 1983 in Telecommunications Services and worked at various positions within Ford IT and Ford Credit through 2004. In 2005, she was appointed Product Lifecycle Management global director and implemented process changes in data and information management across product creation.

In 2006, as Enterprise Defragmentation director, Klevorn led the strategy and implementation of infrastructure defragmentation, data center consolidation and overall systems management at Ford. From May 2006 through September 2011, she led Ford IT Operations.

From September 2011 through September 2013, Klevorn served as IT Director for Ford of Europe, and was a member of the Ford of Europe Operating Committee. She then was named Director, Office of the CIO, responsible for managing Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, web-hosting requirements, engineering and infrastructure services.

Klevorn holds seats on the boards of Lawrence Technological University and Pivotal, a cloud-based software technology leader. She was born in 1959 and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Ziad S. Ojakli, Group Vice President, Government and Community Relations

Ziad S. Ojakli is a Ford Motor Company group vice president of Government and Community Relations. He reports to Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company executive chairman.

Ojakli leads a team that helps shape policy and legislation to promote the company’s business objectives, including areas of international trade, the environment, autonomous vehicles, mobility, driver safety, and taxation.

As head of Ford’s global government relations, Ojakli directs engagement with governments in 110 markets around the world where Ford does business.

Ojakli also oversees the company’s philanthropic arm, the Ford Motor Company Fund, which contributes to a broad range of initiatives that support education and assists communities around the world. He is chairman of Ford’s Political Action Committee, the executive champion for the Ford Hispanic Network, and a member of Ford’s Executive Diversity Committee, which serves to guide global strategic alignment for Ford’s strong culture of diversity and inclusion.

From 2001–2004, Ojakli served President George W. Bush as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. In this role, he managed daily interactions for the White House with U.S. Senators, assisted in strategy and policy development, and coordinated legislative strategy with the President’s Cabinet. From 1995 to 2000, Ojakli served in senior positions in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ojakli is an active board member of numerous organizations, including: past chairman of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; the Arab American Museum Advisory Board; Arab American Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS); The Henry Ford Learning Institute; The Jackie Robinson Foundation; the National Civil Rights Museum; The Washington Center for Internships; and serves as the Chairman of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park Advisory Board.

In 2006, Ojakli was named a delegate to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, joining 410 leaders from all regions of the world.

A graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in American Government, Ojakli, joined the company in 2004.

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Kimberly L. Pittel, Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering

Kim Pittel is group vice president, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Serving as the company’s top environment and safety officer, she is responsible for the continued development and implementation of the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance, and Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability.

Previously, Pittel was vice president, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, a position to which she was named to in January 2015 when she also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer.

Pittel began her career at Ford in 1985 and has held several key management and executive positions within Manufacturing, Product Development, Quality and Purchasing. This broad experience will enable her to drive the company’s sustainability commitment and actions even deeper in all areas of the business.

She has served as Engineering Director, North American Family & Sport Vehicles and Powertrain Chief Engineer of the Mustang, Freestar, Escape and Focus. She has also held manufacturing operations positions within the company’s Powertrain organization, including serving as Plant Manager, Quality Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and Production Supervision.

In December 2005, Pittel was named Vehicle Line Director North American Small Car Product Programs. In this role she was responsible for the development and launch of the Mustang, Escape, Focus, and Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ.

She was named Director, Transmission and Driveline Engineering in August 2009 and served as the lead for the company’s global operation

In November 2010, Pittel was named Director North and South America Quality. In this role, she was responsible for leading cross functional teams to deliver world-class levels of quality across the company’s current and future vehicle portfolio.

She was named executive director, Global Supplier Technical Assistance in 2012. In this role, she was responsible for establishing product launch and supplier quality processes to improve vehicle quality.

Pittel, born in 1959, earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Kiersten Robinson, Group Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Bob Shanks, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bob Shanks was named Ford Motor Company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer effective April 1, 2012. Shanks has overall responsibility for the company’s financial operations, including the Controller’s Office, Treasury and Investor Relations. He also oversees Ford’s global data and analytics team.

In his previous role, Shanks served as Ford Motor Company’s vice president and controller.

Shanks has a wealth of global experience in business strategy and corporate planning. He was appointed a corporate officer of Ford Motor Company in July 2004, when he was elected to the position of vice president, Operations Support, Finance and Strategy, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group (PAG). In that position, he primarily was responsible for driving financial methodology, processes, best practices and synergies between the two entities.

Prior to that assignment, Shanks served as chief financial officer for PAG, as well as for Mazda Motor Corporation. In addition to other finance positions within Mazda, North America and South America, he also led the finance function in Taiwan’s Ford Lio Ho Motor Company and business development activities in Ford’s Asia-Pacific operations.

Born in 1953, Shanks earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1975 and a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management in 1976. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1977.

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Hau Thai-Tang, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Purchasing

Hau Thai-Tang is executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is globally responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s design, engineering, research and product development, as well as purchasing operations. He reports to Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, Global Operations.

He most recently has served as group vice president, Global Purchasing, a position Thai-Tang has held since August 1, 2013. Ford’s global purchasing organization is responsible for more than $100 billion in annual spending on production and non-production goods and services around the world.

Thai-Tang also has more than 25 years in Product Development, including serving as vice president, Engineering for Global Product Development. In this capacity, he directed all global engineering for car, truck, SUV and crossover vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands in support of the One Ford plan.

Thai-Tang also was executive director of Global Product Programs, and director of Advanced Product Creation and Special Vehicle Team (SVT). In these roles, he led the delivery of Ford’s mainstream and high performance products from conception to launch across all regions.

Thai-Tang’s international experience includes assignments in Cologne, Germany and four years serving as director of Product Development for Ford South America. Based in Brazil, he oversaw the development of new products for value markets and led the emergence of FSAO as a global product development center.

Previously, Thai-Tang served as the chief engineer for the Mustang program, leading the design, development, and launch of the 2005 model year Mustang. An avid car enthusiast, Thai-Tang was a race engineer for Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti on Ford’s Newman-Haas IndyCar team in 1993. His efforts contributed to six victories, 11 podium finishes, and the overall driver’s and manufacturer’s championships.

In 2001, the Automotive Hall of Fame awarded Thai-Tang the Young Leadership and Excellence Award. He also was named Asian Executive of the Year by On Wheels Inc. in 2006. Most recently, Thai-Tang was named Purchasing Executive of the Year by Automotive Supply Chain Magazine.

After graduating in 1988 from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thai-Tang joined Ford as a college graduate trainee. In 1993, he earned a master of business administration degree with distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Joseph Bakaj, Vice President, Product Development, Ford of Europe

Joseph Bakaj is vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe, effective Nov. 1, 2013.

Bakaj is responsible for all product programs for the company’s European operations and reports to Stephen Odell, executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development.

Bakaj has more than 28 years of product development experience at Ford Motor Company, working in Britain, Germany, Japan and the United States.

Prior to this role, Bakaj served as vice president, Powertrain Engineering, responsible for overseeing all engine and transmission engineering worldwide, beginning in January 2011.

In April 2008, Bakaj was appointed vice president, Global Product Programs, Ford Motor Company, and vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe.

Bakaj was previously vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe, a position he held beginning in September 2005. Bakaj managed the development and launch of all of the company’s new products, including the 2006 Ford Galaxy and acclaimed S-MAX model, which was voted “Car of the Year 2007” in Europe, and the latest generation Ford Mondeo, new Ford Kuga crossover and all-new global Ford Fiesta small car. He also was a member of Ford of Europe’s executive operating committee.

Before rejoining Ford of Europe in 2005, Bakaj was senior managing executive officer in charge of design, product planning, research and development for Mazda Motor Corporation and responsible for the worldwide development of all Mazda products.

Immediately prior to his position at Mazda, he worked at Ford as vehicle engineering director for North American truck product development.

His past experience includes powertrain engineering and extensive noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and chassis work. Notably, he was vehicle engineering manager for the 2000-model Ford Mondeo and was named Engineer of the Year in 2000 by U.K.-based Autocar magazine for his efforts on that vehicle project. Bakaj was also recognized as an Automotive News All Star in 2011 for his work on the 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and received the 2011 Automotive News Europe Eurostar award for his extensive work on renewing Ford products in Europe.

Bakaj, born 1962, earned a degree in mechanical engineering from City University in London before joining Ford of Britain in 1985. He is married with one child and is fluent in German and English.

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Paul Ballew, Vice President and Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Paul Ballew is vice president and Global Chief Data and Analytics officer, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. At the same time, he also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer. In this role, he leads Ford’s global data and analytics teams for the enterprise.

Previously, Ballew was Global Chief Data and Analytics officer, a position to which he was named to in December 2014. In this role, he has been responsible for establishing and growing the company’s industry-leading data and analytics operations that is driving significant business value throughout the enterprise.

Prior to joining Ford, he was Chief Data, Insight & Analytics Officer at Dun & Bradstreet. In this capacity, he was responsible for the company’s global data and analytic activities along with the company’s strategic consulting practice.

Previously, Ballew served as Nationwide’s senior vice president for Customer Insight and Analytics. He directed customer analytics, market research, and information and data management functions, and supported the company’s marketing strategy. His responsibilities included development of Nationwide’s customer analytics, data operations and strategy. Ballew joined Nationwide in November 2007 and established the company’s Customer Insights and Analytics capabilities.

Prior to joining Nationwide, Ballew served as General Motors Corporation’s executive director for Global Market and Industry Analysis. He was responsible for the company’s research, consumer data and information, forecasting and sales, and customer, economic and industry analytic functions. He also directed the company’s sales and marketing strategic planning activities in North America and served as a senior director for global product planning activities.

Prior to joining GM, Ballew was a partner for J.D. Power and Associates from 1995 to 1999. At J.D. Power, Paul was responsible for global analysis, forecasting and the establishment of the firm’s consulting activities. During his tenure, he was the company’s senior advisor on industry conditions and corporate strategies.

Before joining J.D. Power, Ballew was a research officer and senior economist with the Federal Reserve from 1988 to 1995, specializing on the automotive industry. Responsibilities included the oversight of the Fed’s automotive research activities, serving as an advisor to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and advising the Board of Governors.

Ballew sits on the boards of Neustar, Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He was born in 1964 and has bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from the University of Detroit.

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Birgit A. Behrendt, Vice President, Joint Ventures, Alliances and Commercial Affairs, Ford of Europe

Birgit A. Behrendt is vice president, Joint Ventures, Alliances and Commercial Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2018. She reports to Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In this role, Behrendt is responsible for all European joint ventures and alliances, including the development of new arrangements to support the company’s business growth.

Prior to this role she served as vice president Global Powertrain Purchasing and Global Purchasing Operations.

Behrendt was elected a corporate officer and named vice president, Global Programs and Purchasing Operations in Aug. 2013. In that role she assumed responsibility for leveraging global, regional and local scale to improve costs and operational efficiency across all regions, in addition to her Global Programs role.

Previously, she was executive director, Global Programs and the Americas Purchasing. In this role, Behrendt oversaw all Purchasing activities for Ford's North and South America operations while working closely with Product Development on all global vehicle and powertrain programs.

From April 1, 2008 through July 2010, Behrendt was vice president, Purchasing, Ford of Europe, and executive director, Global Programs.

She was appointed vice president, Purchasing, Ford of Europe in February 2004 and also served on the Supervisory Board of Ford-Werke GmbH, as well as the Advisory Board of Ford Getrag Transmission (GFT) GmbH through May 2010.

From September 2000 to February 2004, Behrendt was director for Global Body and Exterior Purchasing. Prior to September 2000, Behrendt was a program manager for Vehicle Procurement Operations and manager of Global Strategy for the Purchasing Business Office.

Behrendt was named “Woman of the Year” by Automotive News Europe magazine in January 2008 in recognition of her accomplishments in the automotive industry in Europe. Other recognitions include “Top 25 Most Influential Business Women” by Financial Times Deutschland in 2008 and 2009 and the prestigious “Female Executive of the Year” from the Mestemacher Group in Germany. In 2010 and 2015, Automotive News named Behrendt among the 100 leading women in the North American auto industry. In the same year, dbusiness named her a “2015 Powered by Women” honoree. In 2016, Crain’s Detroit Business listed her among the 100 “Most Influential Women in Michigan”.

Since 2012, Behrendt has served on the Board of Directors of the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Michigan Chapter. She has also served on the Supervisory Board of KION AG in Wiesbaden, Germany since January 2015.

Behrendt joined Ford in Cologne, Germany in 1978 as a commercial apprentice and has a business degree from the Administration and Business Academy (Verwaltungs und Wirtschaftsakademie) in Cologne, Germany.

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Stephen E. Biegun, Vice President, International Governmental Affairs

Stephen E. Biegun is a corporate officer and vice president of International Governmental Affairs for Ford Motor Company. In this role for Ford, Mr. Biegun oversees all aspects of Ford’s international governmental relations, including trade strategy and political risk assessment.

Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Biegun served as national security advisor to Senate Majority Leader, Senator Bill Frist, M.D. In this capacity, he provided analysis and strategic planning for the United States Senate’s consideration of foreign policy, defense and intelligence matters, and international trade agreements.

Before joining the staff of the Majority Leader, Mr. Biegun worked in the White House from 2001-2003 as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He served as a senior staff member to the National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, and performed the function of chief operating officer for the National Security Council.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Biegun served for 14 years as a foreign policy advisor to members of both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. During this time, he held the position of Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1999-2000 and was the Committee’s senior professional staff member for European affairs from 1994-1998. In addition, Mr. Biegun served as a staff member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs for six years. In this role, he was responsible for the foreign assistance budget, trade policy, and European affairs.

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Biegun served in Moscow, Russia as the Resident Director in the Russian Federation for the International Republican Institute, a democracy-building organization established under the National Endowment for Democracy.

Mr. Biegun, born 1963, graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied Political Science and Russian Language. He is a third generation Ford Motor Company employee. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group, and is a member of the boards of the US-Russia Foundation for Economic Development and the Rule of Law, the Moscow School of Politics, Freedom House, the US-Russia Business Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council and FordSollers, Ford Motor Company’s joint venture operating in the Russia Federation.

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Moray S. Callum, Vice President, Design

Moray Callum is vice president, Design, since Jan. 1, 2014.

In this capacity, Callum leads the design of all concept and production vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands globally. He reports to Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development.

Since 2006, as executive director, Design, The Americas, Callum has had overall responsibility for the design of all cars and trucks created in Ford’s North and South America studios and the new Lincoln products. His successes include the new Ford Fusion, Explorer, Mustang, EcoSport and Lincoln MKZ.

From 2001 to 2006, Callum led the design transformation for Mazda. Based in Japan, he brought to life a new generation of Mazda vehicles including the iconic MX-5 sports car and CX-7 crossover, along with the spirited lineups of Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5 and Mazda6.

Callum joined Ford in 1995. He has designed key North American products like the 2000 Ford Taurus and the last generation of Ford Super Duty pickups.

His international design career started in 1982 when he began working for Chrysler Corporation, UK and PSA Peugeot Citroën on passenger and commercial vehicles. In 1988, he joined Ghia SpA as a consultant designer, where his work included the reveal of the Ford Ghia Via concept vehicle in 1989.

Callum, born in 1958, graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design. He also holds a master’s degree in transportation design from the Royal College of Art in London.

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Linda G. Cash, Vice President, Quality and New Model Launch

Linda Cash is vice president, Quality and New Model Launch, effective Jan. 1, 2018. She reports to Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, Global Operations.

In this role, she is responsible for driving quality processes throughout the design and production of Ford vehicles and for new model launches globally, ensuring alignment throughout the various business operations.

Previously, Cash was vice president of Manufacturing, Ford of Europe a position she held since Jan 1, 2016 when she was elected a Ford Motor Company officer.

From March 2015 to Jan 2016, Cash was director of Vehicle Operations for Ford of Europe.

Cash joined Ford in 1984 and prior to her European assignments, she held a series of leadership position within Ford’s manufacturing operations including executive director of Global Vehicle Operations in Manufacturing Engineering and executive director of Global Manufacturing Business Office.

With extensive experience in lean manufacturing at Ford, Cash played key roles in North America serving as plant manager of the Michigan Truck assembly facility, chief engineer for final assembly for Vehicle Operations in Manufacturing Engineering, and director of Manufacturing Engineering.

Born in 1962, Cash holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Roelant de Waard, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe

Roelant de Waard is Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe, effective January 1, 2011.

Previously, from January 2009, he was Vice President of Sales, Ford of Europe, responsible for 49 markets, including the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Russia. From February 2006 until the end of 2008, de Waard was Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Britain. He was Vice President FCSD – Europe (Ford Customer Service Division), from April 2002.

He joined Ford Netherlands in 1990 and was appointed Sales Manager in 1993 and Marketing Manager in 1995. Roelant de Waard moved to Dearborn in 1996, where he became Marketing Strategy Manager and, in 1998, Marketing Plans Manager at the Large Vehicle Centre. He returned to Europe in 1999 as Director of Operations for Ford Netherlands and then, from April 2000, as Managing Director Ford Netherlands. In January 2001 he was appointed Director, Ford of Europe Retail Management, a position he held until March 2002.

Born in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands in 1962, Mr. de Waard holds a master’s degree in Economics & Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is married with three sons, an adept skier and snowboarder.

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William P. Dirksen, Vice President, Labor Affairs

Bill Dirksen is vice president, Labor Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2014. In this role, Dirksen is responsible for global labor policy and negotiations covering Ford’s approximately 170,000 union employees. He led Ford's negotiations with the UAW in 2015. Additionally, he is responsible for hourly employee health care management and the company’s collective bargaining with unions worldwide.

Dirksen reports to Bruce Hettle, Ford group vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, and to Felicia Fields, Ford group vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Prior to this appointment, Dirksen served as executive director, U.S. Labor Affairs. He played a key role in leading the company’s 2007, 2009 and 2011 UAW negotiations.

Dirksen joined Ford in 1985, and has served as the senior human resources leader in Ford Credit, as well as for manufacturing and quality operations. He also was human resources head for Ford operations in Australia prior to moving to the U.S. labor affairs position in 2007.

Dirksen, born in 1960, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1982, and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 1984.

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Lisa Drake, Vice President, Global Powertrain Purchasing and Global Purchasing Operations

Lisa Drake is vice president, Global Powertrain Purchasing and Global Purchasing Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

In this role, Drake is responsible for all powertrain purchasing operations worldwide and global operational purchasing performance. She reports to Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing.

She joined purchasing in 2013 as director, Global Program Purchasing, and most recently served as director, Global Interior Purchasing, a position she held since August 2016.

Before purchasing, Drake held various positions in Product Development for nearly 20 years. In 2004, she led the F-150 product and launch team during the construction of the state-of-the-art Dearborn Truck Plant at the Ford Rouge Center. Her other notable positions include chief engineer, Lincoln MKC; assistant chief engineer, F-Series Super Duty; and program manager roles for Explorer and Expedition.

Drake also served as the Global Hybrid / Battery Electric Vehicle chief engineer from May 2007 to September 2010. In this position, she led the development and delivery of Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and the C-Max Hybrid and Energi programs.

In addition to her work with hybrid and plug-in hybrids, Drake led the development of the Focus Electric and the Transit Connect Electric. In 2008, the Automotive Hall of Fame awarded her the Young Leadership and Excellence Award, in recognition of her contributions and leadership in the growing field of electrification.

Drake joined Ford in 1994 as a Ford College Graduate in powertrain engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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David Filipe, Vice President, Powertrain Engineering

David Filipe is vice president, Powertrain Engineering effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Filipe is responsible for powertrain engineering around the globe and reports to Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing.

Prior to this role he served as the vehicle line director, North America trucks, large SUVs and commercial vehicles which included responsibility for overseeing the development and launch of the 2017 Super Duty pickup truck, the 2018 Ford F-150, and the all-new 2018 Expedition.

For 25 years Filipe has held various positions within Product Development and several global leadership roles. Recent roles include director of Global Engine Engineering where he was responsible for the global design and development of Ford gasoline and diesel engines. He also served as the director of Transmission and Driveline Engineering where he led the initial development of the new 8 and 10 speed transmissions.

Earlier positions include chief engineer large gas engine programs, chief engineer small gas and diesel engine programs in Europe and assistant vehicle line director for B-car vehicles in Asia Pacific.

After graduating from Drexel University with a master of science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Filipe joined Ford as a Ford College Graduate and later earned a master of business administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Elena A. Ford, Vice President, Global Dealer and Consumer Experience

Elena A. Ford is vice president, Global Dealer and Consumer Experience, effective March 1, 2013. She reports to Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service.

Ms. Ford leads the company’s Global Dealer and Consumer Experience, a team designed to accelerate the simplification and streamlining of Ford’s interaction with customers inside dealerships and at auto shows around the world.

“Every automaker is trying to unlock long-term customer loyalty but Ford is focused on connecting with consumers on their terms and building and an experience they will love, regardless of where they meet us,” she says.

This cross-functional work also includes developing global standards and sharing best practices for planning, training, vehicle delivery and customer interaction with dealers and within the company.

The organization is also responsible for the Marketing, Sales and Service role in Ford’s global order-to-delivery system – a company-wide effort to streamline multiple global information technology systems into a lean, efficient, fast-paced vehicle ordering and delivery process. Its goal is improved vehicle quality and delivery time – from factory to dealers to customers.

Previously, beginning in February 2009, Ms. Ford served as director, Global Marketing, Sales and Service, responsible for implementing the company’s One Ford marketing vision globally.

Prior to that, Ms. Ford was executive vice president, Global Brand and Marketing, Ford Motor Credit Company, leading marketing, product management and sales support activities for Ford’s financial services arm around the world. She was named to that position in August 2007.

Ms. Ford’s achievements include leading the development and global launch of Ford’s global brand promise: Go Further.

Other roles Ms. Ford has held include director, North America Product Marketing, Planning and Strategy; director, North America Product Marketing; director, Business Strategy, International Automotive Operations; director, e-Marketing and e-Solutions for ConsumerConnect; brand strategy manager, Marketing Strategy and Brand Management; communications coordinator, Ford Trucks; marketing communications specialist; car and motorsports communications coordinator; finance specialist, Product Development; and brand strategy leader, Global Marketing.

Ms. Ford joined the company in 1995.

Twice she has been named among the leading women in the auto industry by Automotive News.

Ms. Ford serves on the boards of Josephine Ford Cancer Institute and Henry Ford Hospital. She is active with Henry Ford Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, and involved in a number of community organizations including United Way and The Children’s Center.

Ms. Ford, born in 1966, is the great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford and the granddaughter of Henry Ford II. She is a native of New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business from New York University.

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Nigel C. Harris, Vice President and President, Changan Ford Automobile Corporation, Ltd.

Nigel Harris has been appointed president of Ford Motor Company’s China joint venture, Changan Ford Automobile Corporation., Ltd., effective July 1, 2016. Harris reports to David Schoch, group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company. On June 1, 2016, Harris was appointed by Ford’s Board of Directors as a company officer.

In his role, Harris is responsible for leading Changan Ford’s operations which include the manufacturing, marketing, selling and servicing of Ford products, including the Ford Focus, Escort, Mondeo, Taurus, EcoSport Kuga and Edge.

Prior to this, Harrris served as managing director and president, Ford India from February 2014. During this time, he was responsible for managing and growing the integrated manufacturing operation of Ford India, leading the charge for product programs to serve customers in India as well as the growing export business, and overseeing the successful implementation of Ford’s expansion plans.

Harris began his Ford career in 1985 in New Zealand, as a fleet sales analyst and has held various positions within marketing and sales across Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific. This includes serving in Changan Ford as the general manager for sales from 2007 until 2012. During his time there, he led the team that grew monthly sales volume by nearly 250 percent and was a core member of the team that developed Ford’s growth plan for China. Following his previous role at Changan Ford, Harris led all sales and services operations across Asia Pacific as the vice president Sales & Service, Ford Asia Pacific.

Harris is based at Changan Ford’s headquarters in Chongqing, China.

Born in 1961, Harris is married with two children.

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James P. Holland, Vice President, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering

Jim Holland is Ford Motor Company’s vice president, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering. In this role, Holland is responsible for vehicle component and system engineering for Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally. His role is central to the company’s commitment to developing vehicles with top quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart technology, and value.

During his 32 years with Ford, Holland has served as engineering director, Ford Asia Pacific; car and truck vehicle line director, Ford Asia Pacific; chief engineer for the Ford Explorer vehicle program; chief engineer for Global Hybrid Vehicle Strategy; and chief program engineer for the Range Rover vehicle line within Land Rover, previously part of Ford Motor Company.

Holland holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technology University and a masters of business administration from the University of Detroit. He has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers International for the past thirty years.

He is also a Board of Trustee for the University of Detroit-Mercy, and a Board member for the Michigan Science Center.

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Gary A. Johnson, Vice President, North America Manufacturing

Gary Johnson is vice president of North America Manufacturing, effective January 1, 2016. In this role, Johnson is responsible for Ford’s North America manufacturing footprint – the company’s largest in the world with more than 30 manufacturing plants. He continues to play a key role in Ford’s ongoing efforts to improve manufacturing flexibility and efficiency.

Johnson also oversees Ford’s product expansion in North America and the company’s seamless conversion to global platforms. He reports to Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president, The Americas.

He previously served as vice president of Manufacturing Operations for Asia Pacific since January 2010 where he was responsible for 19 manufacturing facilities in 11 markets across 11 time zones. In Asia Pacific, Johnson was overseeing a host of new vehicle and engine launches, as well as the construction of ten new plants in the region – seven in China, two in India and one in Thailand – the company’s largest expansion in 50 years.

Johnson has worked in manufacturing and quality for more than 29 years in increasing levels of responsibility in various locations, and is a leader in lean manufacturing. Among his assignments in North America, he served as director of manufacturing for engine operations and director of vehicle operations for quality.

Born in 1964, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.

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Burt R. Jordan, Vice President, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing and Supplier Diversity

Burt Jordan is the vice president Global Vehicle Purchasing effective October 1, 2017. In this role Jordan is responsible for global Body Exterior, Body Interior, Chassis and Electrical Systems procurement and Supplier Diversity Development. He reports to Hau Thai-Tang, vice president Product Development and Purchasing.

Prior to this role, Jordan was elected a corporate officer and named Vice President, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity, Ford Motor Company effective August 1, 2013. Jordan was responsible for all commodity-related purchasing and supplier sourcing around the world.

Early on Jordan was Executive Director, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing, a position he held since July 1, 2010. In this role, Jordan’s group was responsible for procurement of production and powertrain parts and commodities for Ford Motor Company’s operations worldwide. Jordan also oversaw Supplier Diversity Development and Global Supply Risk Management.

On April 1, 2008, Jordan was promoted to Executive Director, Global Powertrain Purchasing, after serving as Director of Powertrain and Driveline Purchasing for the Americas from January 2006.

Jordan previously spent several years at Ford and Mazda Purchasing in Asia. On October 1, 2004, he was named Director, Purchasing for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, where he managed the overall purchasing activities for operations in Australia, India, South Africa, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. He was named Deputy General Manager of the Purchasing Division for Mazda in April 2002. He joined Ford in 1999.

Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He was also appointed to the United States Air Force Academy.

African Americans On Wheels Magazine recognized Burt Jordan as one of the “70 Most Influential African American Men in the Automotive Industry.” In 2011, Jordan was recognized in the book, “Driven, A Tribute to African-American Achievement in the Automotive Industry.” In 2010 and 2011, Jordan’s outstanding commitment to diversity was recognized by Automotive News, which named him an “All-Star for Minority Business.”

Jordan, born in March 1967, currently serves on the board of directors for New Detroit and Focus Hope.

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Kenneth R. Kent, Vice President and Treasurer

Kenneth R. Kent is vice president and treasurer, Ford Motor Company, effective August 1, 2017. At the same time, he also is elected a corporate officer. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s overall treasury operations. He reports to Bob Shanks, Ford executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Previously, Kent was controller of The Americas since November 2011. Prior to this role, he was executive director, Investor Relations, Ford Motor Company, responsible for all company efforts with the investment community in both equity and fixed income areas. Kent also was the vice chairman and chief financial officer, Ford Motor Credit Company, a position he held from March 2006 until January 2011.

Kent joined Ford Motor Company in 1987 and served in a variety of financial positions in product development and vehicle operations in North America and in the corporate controller’s office and Treasury. His international assignments include serving as Mazda’s managing director of corporate planning in Japan and as controller for product development with Ford in Europe.

Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in business analysis from Indiana University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Ohio State University.

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Mark LaNeve, Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service

Mark LaNeve is vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, a position he was named to in February 2015.

In his role, LaNeve is responsible for all marketing, sales, service, customer care and dealer relations for the Ford and Lincoln brands. He is focused on continuing to build the Ford brand through innovative new digital communications and transforming the retail experience for customers.

He jointly reports to Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of The Americas.

LaNeve came to Ford after several years leading the company’s marketing and advertising agency, Global Team Blue, where he was chief operating officer since August, 2012. In this role, LaNeve led not only Team Detroit, which services the Ford brand in the U.S., but also the agency’s operations in London, Sao Paulo and Shanghai, as well as Hudson Rouge, the Lincoln agency in New York City.

Prior to joining Team Detroit, LaNeve was senior executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Allstate Insurance in Chicago, a position he was named in October 2009. While at Allstate, he launched the widely acclaimed and award winning Mayhem campaign.

LaNeve has nearly three decades of global sales and marketing experience in the automotive industry, having held a number of leadership roles at General Motors and Volvo Cars of N.A.

LaNeve began his career in the Los Angeles zone office for the Cadillac Division of GM in 1981. After a series of sales and marketing positions, he was named Marketing Director of Cadillac in 1994.

Following a brief stint at Pontiac, LaNeve left GM to become CEO of Volvo Cars of N.A. At Volvo, he helped lead a resurgence of the brand into the premium space of the U.S. market and was heavily involved in the integration of Volvo with Ford, which purchased the brand in 1999.

LaNeve returned to GM in 2001 when he was named general manager of the Cadillac brand that was preparing for a product renaissance and was named “Grand Marketer of the Year” by Brandweek magazine in 2003 for his work. He later was named GM vice president, sales, service and marketing in 2005, leading that organization through one of the most tumultuous and difficult periods in U.S. automotive history. Always known as a “dealer guy”, LaNeve’s team launched a number of innovative sales programs including the successful “Employee Pricing for Everyone” campaign.

He is highly involved with various organizations that assist people affected by autism and sits on the boards of Autism Speaks in New York City and Eton Academy for different learners in Birmingham, Mich. LaNeve also serves on the board of Angel’s Place, a non-profit organization that provides people-centered services, including homes and professional support, for adults with developmental disabilities.

LaNeve, born in 1959, holds a bachelor’s degree in business communications and marketing from the University of Virginia. He lives with his wife, Paula, and twin sons in Northville, Mich.

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John Lawler, Vice President, Strategy, Ford Motor Company

John Lawler is vice president, Strategy, effective March 1, 2018. In this role, Lawler supports Jim Hackett, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company, in advancing the global initiatives underway to dramatically improve the company’s operational fitness. He will also help lead the company’s execution of strategic choices that define where Ford allocates capital in the future to win and grow.

He reports to Bob Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Previously, Lawler was vice president and controller, Ford Motor Company, since 2016.

Lawler previously served as a Ford Motor Company vice president and chairman, chief executive officer of Ford China, appointed December 2012. In that role, Lawler had overall responsibility for Ford China operations and business leadership.

Prior to his Ford China role, Lawler served as the chief financial officer (CFO) for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, based in Shanghai. As CFO, he was responsible for the financial strategy and analysis of the company’s operations throughout Asia Pacific and Africa and worked alongside the company’s leaders for China and Asia Pacific to set business strategy.

Lawler has a wealth of global experience in business strategy particularly related to market analysis, pricing strategy and product programs. He was a key member of the team that led the company’s North American turnaround, serving as controller of U.S. Marketing and Sales from January 2007 until moving to China in 2010. In the U.S. position, he was responsible for key business strategies including pricing and business planning, and led the company’s efforts to reduce complexity and overhaul dealer policies.

He joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and served in a variety of roles in North America, Europe and Asia. His assignments included serving as a controller in Ford of Europe’s Product Development organization and a finance leader with Mazda Motor Corporation in Japan.

Lawler earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Knox College in 1988 and an MBA from the University of Iowa in 1990. Born in 1966, he and his wife, Inga, have three children.

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Jeff Lemmer, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Information Technology

Jeff Lemmer is appointed vice president and chief operating officer of Information Technology (IT), Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. At the same time, he also is elected a Ford Motor Company Officer. In this role, Lemmer is responsible for automotive-related application development and running the day-to-day operations, including networks, data centers and employee collaboration tools. He reports to Marcy Klevorn, Ford executive vice president and president, Mobility.

Lemmer most recently served as director IT operations, a position to which he was named to in January 2015. In this role, he was responsible for managing Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, web-hosting requirements, engineering and infrastructure services.

Prior to this position, he moved to Ford Credit as Executive Vice President for IT from 2011 to 2014. He was IT Global Service Delivery Director from 2007 to 2011 and from 2004 to 2006, Lemmer managed Telecommunications Services for IT operations.

He began his career at Ford in 1987 in systems programming for parts and service warranty.

Lemmer has spent his entire career in IT with Ford, serving in a variety of leadership positions working in the operations in North Americas and at Ford Credit.

Lemmer, born in 1965, earned a bachelor's degree in Math and Computer Science from Lawrence Technological University.

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Sherif Marakby, Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification

Sherif Marakby is vice president of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company, effective June 12, 2017. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets.

Marakby joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and served in a variety of positions in Product Development throughout North America and Europe. His roles ranged from having full responsibility of regional vehicles’ powertrain and lineup to his role as the vehicle line director of all c-size cars globally, including Ford Escape, Focus and C-MAX. Marakby also worked in Plant Vehicle teams for several years, delivering significant quality and financial improvement to the business at two vehicle-manufacturing plants.

He has extensive background in electrification, having led the Ford team to deliver a battery electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles.

Previously, Marakby was the former vice president, global vehicle programs, Uber from April 2016 to April 2017.

He was named Automotive News “Electrifying 100 EV leaders” in 2012 and “60 Who Are Steering Self-Driving Vehicles” in 2016. He also received multiple quality awards and he received the “Henry Ford Technology Award” in 2010. He is a Master Six-Sigma Blackbelt Champion.

Marakby has a Master in Electronics Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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David McClelland, Vice President of Ford and CEO of Ford Motor Credit Company

David McClelland is chief executive officer, Ford Motor Credit Company, and a vice president of Ford Motor Company, effective March 1, 2018.

McClelland has global responsibility for Ford Credit, a leading financial services business that provides dealer and customer financing and service in support of Ford sales around the world.

Prior to this role, McClelland was Ford Credit executive vice president of Marketing and Asia Pacific. He had strategic responsibility for Marketing and Sales and directed many Ford Credit financial technology and mobility initiatives. He also was responsible for Ford Credit’s growing full-service operations in China and India, as well as its support of Ford sales across Asia Pacific.

Previously he was Ford Credit vice president of Marketing and, before that, vice president of Quality and Process Management, responsible for global quality and technology applications.

McClelland joined Ford Credit in 1993. He served in various positions within Ford Credit Britain marketing, branch and sales and service operations. He also held leadership positions globally including director of Strategic Planning based in the U.S., managing director of Ford Credit Italy, sales director of Ford Credit Britain and managing director of Ford Credit South Africa.

McClelland is on the board of the Ford Credit subsidiary Canvas, which offers vehicle subscriptions in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He also is on the board of AutoFi, a fintech company in which Ford Credit has invested and which provides technology for online automotive financing.

McClelland holds a bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and a master’s degree in business management from Henley Management College, both in the United Kingdom. Born in 1969, he is married and has a son.

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Cathy O’Callaghan, Vice President and Corporate Controller, and CFO, Global Markets

Cathy O’Callaghan is vice president and corporate controller, and CFO, Global Markets, effective June 1, 2018.

In her role as corporate controller, she reports to Bob Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer. As CFO, Global Markets, she reports to Jim Farley, executive vice president and president, Global Markets.

Previously, O’Callaghan was chief financial officer, Ford South America, since 2015. In this role, she was responsible for all Ford Finance activities in Ford South America, including operations finance, profit analysis, treasury, tax, accounting and internal control.

O’Callaghan joined Ford in 1990 and brings a wealth of finance experience, having held several senior level positions globally.

Prior to her role in South America, O’Callaghan held a number of key leadership positions in Ford of Europe, including finance director for Product Development; controller of European Manufacturing Operations & Logistics; finance director of Ford of Britain; and finance director of Ford Switzerland.

O’Callaghan was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Automotive News Europe in 2012 and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Reading. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Born in Port Talbot, South Wales in 1968, O’Callaghan is married with twin daughters.

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Mark Ovenden, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific

Mark Ovenden is named vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific, effective July 1, 2017. At the same time, he also is elected a Ford Motor Company Officer. In this role, Ovenden is responsible for leading the marketing, sales and service functions across the Asia Pacific region. He reports to Peter Fleet, group vice president and president, Asia Pacific.

Ovenden most recently served as president and chief executive officer, Ford Sollers, since July 1, 2015. During this time, he led the transformation of Ford’s operations in Russia, positively shifting the company’s vehicle mix, reducing costs and improving the Ford brand.

Prior to this position, Ovenden was president and managing director of Ford of Russia from 2008 to 2011. He returned to Britain in 2011 as managing director of Ford of Britain, and was appointed to the dual role of chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain, in April 2013.

Having joined Ford in 1985, his previous roles have included director of marketing, Ford of Britain, as well as a wide range of global marketing and sales positions within Ford Motor Company, including positions based in Dearborn and Cologne. During this time, he has improved the profitability of the company’s operations in Britain, led the marketing launch of the Fiesta – Europe’s best-selling vehicle – and established a new revenue management model that still is serving Ford in Europe.

During his time in Britain, Ovenden served as vice president, Society Motor Manufacturers and Traders, as well as a member of the U.K. government’s Automotive Council. He also previously served as vice president, Automotive, for the Association of European Businesses in Russia.

Born in 1964, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Nottingham.

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Stuart J. Rowley, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford North America

Stuart Rowley is vice president and chief operating officer, Ford North America, effective March 1, 2018. Rowley is responsible for driving the redesign of the North American business to improve its overall fitness.

He reports to Kumar Galhotra, group vice president and president, Ford North America.

Previously, Rowley was vice president of Strategy, Ford Motor Company, since 2016.

In this position, Rowley played a leading role in Ford’s growth strategy by accelerating the development of new business models in both the company’s core and emerging business opportunities. This included helping guide the company’s investments in new products and technologies to support a focus on innovation.

Prior to that, Rowley served as vice president and Controller of Ford Motor Company since
April 1, 2012. He also served as chief financial officer, Ford of Europe, beginning in August 2010.

Rowley was chief financial officer and senior vice president of Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden, a position he held since March 2005 after serving as the company’s deputy CFO and operations controller.

Between 2000 and July 2004, Stuart Rowley was vice president, finance, Ford Australia.

Rowley joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 as financial analyst for Ford of Britain. He worked in several management positions in product development finance and manufacturing finance in Britain and the U.S. before being appointed finance director, Ford Motor Company Philippines, in January 1998, a position he held until moving to Ford Australia.

Born in 1967 in Derby, UK, Rowley is married and has two sons. He has a Bachelor’s of Engineering (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds and an MBA from the Manchester Business School.

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William P. Russo, Vice President, Manufacturing, Asia Pacific

Bill Russo is vice president, Manufacturing, Asia Pacific, effective Jan. 1, 2016. At the same time, he also is elected a Ford Motor Company officer.

He is responsible for manufacturing facilities in seven markets with the capacity to produce 2.7 million vehicles, including China capacity of 1.4 million passenger cars and 500,000 trucks and commercial vehicles.

Prior to this appointment, Russo was director, Global Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering, a position he held since September 2010.

Russo joined Ford Motor Company in May 2001 as director, Vehicle Operations Manufacturing Engineering for the Americas. He later held leadership roles within the Americas operations serving as director of Vehicle Operations Manufacturing and director of Powertrain Manufacturing.

Prior to joining Ford, he held executive positions at Walbridge Aldinger, Industrial Advisors of America and Chrysler Corporation, where he was a plant manager.

Russo was president of the Engineering Society of Detroit from 2009 to 2011 where he led the board of directors in establishing the strategic direction of the society.

Born in July 1952, Russo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and a master’s from University of Detroit Mercy in business administration.

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Neil M. Schloss, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mobility

Neil M. Schloss is vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Mobility, Ford Motor Company, effective August 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the financial operations of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary formed to design, build, grow and invest in mobility services, IT and Global Data Insight & Analytics. He reports to Marcy Klevorn, executive vice president and president, Mobility.

Previously, Schloss was treasurer and elected a corporate officer in March 2007. He had overall responsibility for the company’s treasury operations. In addition to his role as treasurer, he was appointed CFO to Ford Smart Mobility LLC in August 2016.

Schloss joined Ford Motor Company in 1982 in the Controller’s Office at Ford Aerospace where he held a variety of finance positions before transferring to Ford in 1990. In 1991, he joined the Treasurer’s Office and held numerous positions in funding, risk management, international financing, banking and trading.

In 1998, he was named assistant treasurer, Ford Credit, responsible for debt issuance, capital planning, and affiliate financing. He maintained that position until December 1999 when he was named director, Financial Strategy, Treasurer’s office, Ford Motor Company. In December 2002, he assumed the role of director, Global Risk Management, Treasurer’s office. He served as assistant treasurer, Ford Motor Company, from March 2003 to March 2007.

Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Schloss, born in 1959, earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from San Diego State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

He is on the board of Kids Kicking Cancer, a global organization that uses martial arts as a therapy to lower the pain of very sick children.

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Frederiek Toney, Vice President and President, Global Ford Customer Service Division

Frederiek Toney is president, Global Ford Customer Service Division, as well as vice president and corporate officer, Ford Motor Company. He reports to Stephen Odell, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service.

Toney joined Ford in 2000, and has gone on to hold numerous leadership positions in logistics, operations, and parts and service. His previous role was executive director, Global Material Planning and Logistics, which he held until 2009.

Early in his career, Toney spent 16 years with Caterpillar Inc. in a variety of managerial assignments specializing in parts logistics. He then served for seven years at American Honda Motor Company, rising to the position of assistant vice president of the company’s parts division.

Toney earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Alabama in Huntsville and an MBA from University of La Verne in La Verne, California. He serves on the trustees foundation at University of Alabama and on his alma mater’s school of business advisory council, a seat he holds at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, as well. Toney also sits on the board of directors for National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

In 2007, World Trade 100 Magazine named Toney a Fabulous 50+1 decision maker in the global logistics field. In 2012, Black Enterprise named him to its list of 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. Toney was named an Automotive All-Star both in 2014 and 2015 by Automotive News Magazine. In 2014, he was inducted into the Huntsville Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2015.

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Mark Truby, Vice President, Communications

Mark Truby is vice president, Communications, a position to which he was appointed May 22, 2017. At that time, he also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer. He reports to Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company executive chairman.

Truby leads all of the company’s global communications and public relations activities. His role includes building the company’s reputation globally and helping to lead communications that reach Ford’s external and internal audiences, including customers, employees, dealers, suppliers, news media, communities, governments and policy makers.

Truby joined Ford in 2007 as director of global corporate communications. He has also served as communications director for Bill Ford, vice president, Communications, Ford Europe, Middle East and Africa, and most recently, vice president, Communications, Ford Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Ford, Truby was an award-winning reporter and editor at The Detroit News. Born in 1970, he is a graduate of Marshall University in West Virginia.

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Kenneth E. Washington, Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Ken Washington is vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering and chief technology officer, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, Washington will continue to lead Ford’s worldwide research organization, overseeing the development and implementation of the company’s technology strategy and plans, and playing a key role in the company’s expansion into emerging mobility opportunities. He reports to Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO.

Prior to joining Ford, he was vice president of the Advanced Technology Center at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. In this role, Washington was ;responsible for leading a team of scientists and engineers in performing research and development in space science and related R&D.

Previously, he served as Lockheed Martin Corporation’s first chief privacy officer, a role in which he built the company’s privacy program, set the privacy strategy direction and established a team of privacy professionals to execute the strategy. Washington also previously served as the vice president and chief technology officer for the Lockheed Martin internal IT organization, where he was responsible for shaping the future of the corporation’s information technology enterprise.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in February 2007, Washington served as chief information officer for Sandia National Laboratories, where he also previously served in a variety of technical, management, and program leadership positions.

Washington was born in 1960. He has a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI program on International Relations.

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Lyle A. Watters, Vice President and President, Ford South America

Lyle Watters is a vice president, Ford Motor Company and president Ford South America, effective August 1, 2016. In this position, he is responsible for all Ford operations in South America.

Watters previously was chief financial officer and vice president, Finance & Strategic Planning for Ford of Europe. He also has been a member of the Ford Otosan board of directors since March 2012 and the Ford Sollers board of directors since April 2012.

Prior to his service in Europe, he was chief financial officer, Ford South America, a position he assumed in October 2008. Between October 2005 and September 2008, Watters served as director of Business Strategy at Ford of Europe, responsible for business development and strategic planning.

Watters joined Ford of Britain in 1987 in finance and held various positions in Europe and North America, both in the automotive and financial services divisions. Returning from North America in 1998, he was appointed treasurer, Ford of Europe, and in 2000 appointed finance controller for Ford’s Premier Automotive Group, which included Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin Lagonda and Volvo Cars. In 2003, he was appointed finance controller for Global Marketing and Sales at Jaguar Land Rover.

Born in 1965, he graduated from Queens University in Belfast with an MBA in 1987.

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Dale Wishnousky, Vice President, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe

Dale Wishnousky is vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe effective Jan. 1, 2018. He reports to Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Wishnousky most recently served as the director Global Manufacturing Business Office. Earlier positions included, director, Manufacturing, North America Truck. Prior to that he served as the director, Vehicle Operations Ford of Europe where he was responsible for the manufacturing operations of 9 assembly facilities.

Before his European assignment, Wishnousky held a number of plant manager positions including Kansas City Assembly from May 2009 to Dec 2011. In that role he led the team to achieve significant improvements in Safety Culture, Quality and Productivity for F-Series and Escape.

As the Wayne Assembly plant manager, he led the launch of the 2008 Focus. Later on he also assumed responsibility for the Michigan Truck Plant and from April 2004 to the end of 2006 he served as the plant manager for Atlanta Assembly.

Wishnousky joined Ford of Canada at the Oakville Assembly plant in 1987. Throughout his career he has held leadership positions in 9 manufacturing facilities across 3 countries and worked on several major launches including F-Series, Taurus, Transit, and Focus.

Wishnousky was born in Zweibrucken, Germany, and is Canadian. He graduated in Production and Operations Management from Centennial College, Canada.

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Trevor Worthington, Vice President, Product Development, Asia Pacific

Trevor Worthington is vice president, Product Development for Asia Pacific at Ford Motor Company, a position he has held since 2013. In this role, he is leading the team delivering Ford’s aggressive plan to bring more than 50 new vehicles and powertrains to its Asia Pacific region by mid-decade.

Previously, Worthington served as the vehicle line director for Asia Pacific playing a key role in delivering the first wave of global products for Asia Pacific markets along with developing the capability of Ford’s product development organization in Asia. He also served as head of the Ford’s Asia Pacific and Africa product planning and strategy operation. In this role, he led the creation of the first cycle plan that adopted global products for the region using the company’s One Ford plan.

Since joining the company in 1985, he has held various positions in product development and product strategy. Among other company assignments, he led product development in Australia for six years, delivering key products for the local market as well as the game-changing Ford Figo for India and the early development of the award-winning Ford Ranger now sold in more than 250 markets around the world. Worthington has deep experience in the critical product development areas of quality, product development and vehicle emissions.

Worthington, born in 1963, grew up in Benalla in Regional Victoria and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He also holds an MBA in International Business from Melbourne’s Monash Mt. Eliza Business School.

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