Joe Hinrichs is president, Automotive, effective May 1, 2019, reporting to Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO. In this role, Hinrichs leads Ford’s drive to strengthen its Automotive operations and deliver a sustainable global EBIT margin of 8 percent. Hinrichs has responsibility for Ford’s global business units – North America, South America, Europe, China, and the International Markets Group. He also oversees both the Ford and Lincoln brands.
In addition, Hinrichs leads all of Ford’s automotive skill teams including Product Development, Purchasing, Enterprise Product Line Management, Manufacturing & Labor Affairs, Marketing, Sales & Service, Quality & New Model Launch, Sustainability, Environmental & Safety Engineering, Information Technology, Customer Experience, and Government Affairs.
Previously, Hinrichs served as executive vice president and president of Global Operations, Ford Motor Company, in which he was responsible for overseeing Ford’s global operations, which included Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Quality, Information Technology, Sustainability, Environmental and Safety Engineering, Global Order to Delivery as well as the Ford Customer Service Division.
From June 2017 to August 2018, Hinrichs also led Ford’s Product Development and Purchasing organizations as part of the Global Operations organization.