The Automotive Corridor of Fame on Tuesday announced it has named Ford Motor Co. Jim Farley its 2022 Industry Chief.
The Dearborn-based nonprofit provides out its Sector Chief award to a single particular person each individual year “who demonstrated exceptional management in the automotive business,” according to a information release.
“For approximately 120 decades Ford has played an vital function in shaping mobility and positively impacting modern society,” Sarah Cook, president of the Automotive Corridor of Fame, stated in a statement. “The Hall is excited to understand Jim Farley and his the latest management in reworking Ford and the automotive marketplace to e-mobility solutions.”
Farley took around as CEO of the Dearborn automaker in Oct 2020, and in May perhaps 2021 laid out a turnaround program, dubbed Ford+, that is centered on electrification, electronic connectivity and industrial cars. Also for the duration of Farley’s tenure as CEO, the automaker has introduced an electric powered edition of its ideal-advertising F-150 pickup truck, restructured its legacy inner combustion engine and electric powered motor vehicle enterprises into different enterprise units, and accelerated its targets and investments all-around electrification.
In a assertion, Farley reported he was honored by the recognition from The Hall: “As a grandchild of a Ford manufacturing unit employee, I feel a deep perception of duty to our crew all-around the environment to guard Ford for long run generations.”
He will be regarded alongside with the beforehand declared 2022 Automotive Corridor of Fame inductees at an induction and awards ceremony July 21 at The Icon in Detroit. Information about celebration sponsorships is offered at www.automotivehalloffame.org/2022-sponsorships/.