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Jim Hackett was named as Ford Motor Company president and chief executive officer, succeeding Mark Fields, who is retiring. Hackett, who will report to executive chairman Bill Ford, is recognized as a transformational business leader.

Hackett led Steelcase Inc.’s turnaround to become the world’s No. 1 office furniture maker, served as interim Athletic director at University of Michigan and has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. He served on Ford’s board from 2013 to 2016.

Ford also named leaders to three new roles under Hackett. Jim Farley is appointed executive vice president and president, Global Markets, Joe Hinrichs is appointed executive vice president and president, global operations, and Marcy Klevorn is appointed executive vice president and president, mobility.

Mark Truby is appointed vice president, communications, and elected a company officer. He succeeds Ray Day, who plans to retire from the company next year and will provide consulting services until then.

Paul Ballew is appointed vice president and chief data and analytics officer.

Published in the July 2017 Edition of American Recycler News