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september 22, 2022 - Ford

Ford announces leadership changes to strengthen product creation and transform global supply chain management

  • Doug Field takes on expanded role as chief advanced product development and technology officer as #ford Model e scales electric and digitally enabled vehicles
  • Jim Baumbick named vice president, product development operations, cycle planning and internal combustion engine programs; he will oversee all product development for #ford Blue
  • John Lawler, #ford CFO, will oversee a makeover of Ford’s global supply chain operations on an interim basis until a chief global supply chain officer is selected
  • Roz Ho and Jae Park join #ford from HP and Google, respectively. Together with Sammy Omari (formerly of Motional), and Rob Bedichek (formerly Intel and Apple), they will strengthen Ford’s push to develop fully connected, software-defined vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems 
  • As previously announced, Hau Thai-Tang, chief industrial platform officer, is retiring Oct. 1 after a more-than-34-year career with #ford. Dave Filipe, vice president, vehicle hardware modules, is also retiring, effective Dec. 1 after 28 years with the company

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 22, 2022 #ford Motor Company today is accelerating the Ford+ plan for growth and value creation with key leadership changes to support the development of breakthrough electric vehicles at scale, strengthen its internal combustion product line and transform the company’s global supply chain management.

Specifically:

  • Doug Field is named chief advanced product development and technology officer. In this expanded role, Field will continue to oversee EV products, software and digital systems development, and advanced driver assistance, while also taking on design and vehicle hardware engineering
  • Lisa Drake, vice president, EV industrialization, will now also be responsible for manufacturing engineering as #ford scales to a run rate of 2 million EVs per year by the end of 2026

Further information in the press release to download