The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn has announced Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Co. and president of Ford Model e, as its 2022 Industry Leader, which is awarded to one individual annually for “demonstrating outstanding leadership in the automotive industry.”
“For nearly 120 years Ford has played an important role in shaping mobility and positively impacting society,” says Sarah Cook, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame. “The hall is excited to recognize Jim Farley and his recent leadership in transforming Ford and the automotive industry to e-mobility solutions.”
As CEO, Farley is focused on deployment of the customer-focused Ford+ plan for growth and value creation. Announced in May 2021, this plan prioritizes the innovation and delivery of breakthrough electric vehicles at scale along with development of software and connected vehicle technologies and services.
Over the past year, Ford has been restructuring its automotive business to give its teams greater clarity and focus, investing in manufacturing scale and capability, and delivering high-demand products and services to its customers.
Farley became president and CEO of Ford in October 2020, and in March 2022 took on the additional role of president, Ford Model e. Farley joined Ford in 2007, following a successful 17 years with Toyota where he launched the company’s Scion brand.
During his career at Ford, Farley held numerous leadership roles including COO; president of new business, technology, and strategy; president of global markets; and several roles in the global marketing, sales, and service division, where he was responsible for the reinvention of the Lincoln brand and its introduction in China.
“As Ford accelerates its transition to an electric, connected future, I draw inspiration from the men and women who changed our industry for the better,” says Farley. “As a grandchild of a Ford factory worker, I feel a deep sense of duty to our team around the world to protect Ford for future generations. On behalf of Bill Ford and our entire team, I’m honored to receive this recognition.”
Farley will be recognized as the 2022 Industry Leader along with the previously announced 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees at the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, July 21 at The Icon located at 200 Walker St. in Detroit.
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