With the new year comes new leadership at Ford Motor Company, which recently promoted three senior roles. The changes were implemented on January 1 to support the Blue Oval's efforts in expansion, both as an automaker and as a mobility company.
Leading the charge for Ford's global litigation, tax, corporate and intellectual property efforts is Bradley Gayton, who was promoted to group vice president and general counsel. In addition, he advises Ford's board of directors and senior management on a plethora of legal issues and heads the General Auditor's Office. His tenure as a Ford Motor Company officer began in January of 2016.
For matters related to Information Technology (IT), Marcy Klevorn was promoted to group vice president of IT and chief information officer. In her new role, she oversees information technology services for Ford's operations internationally, as well as the global IT business applications, data centers, engineering and more. She's worked as a Ford Motor Company officer since January of 2015.
Rounding out the three new positions was Kim Pittel's promotion to the group vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. Her primary role is to oversee the ongoing development and implementation of global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance for the entire company; she also oversees Ford's Blueprint for Sustainability. Pittel has been a Ford Motor Company officer since January of 2015.
Mark Fields, the president and CEO of Ford, expressed his esteem for all three members in a statement released by Ford.
“As we expand our business and invest in emerging business opportunities, there is an increasing need in the areas of information technology, sustainability and safety, and governance to deliver our strategic priorities,” he said. “Bradley, Marcy and Kim are strong leaders with the necessary expertise to drive Ford’s leadership in a rapidly changing global landscape.”
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