Ford CEO Jim Farley Named 2022 Industry Leader in Automotive Hall of Fame

Ford CEO Jim Farley has been recognized as the 2022 Industry Leader by the Automotive Hall of Fame. // Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The Dearborn Automotive Hall of Fame 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 person each year for “making evidence of exceptional leadership in the automotive industry“.

“For nearly 120 years, Ford has played an important role in shaping mobility and positively impacting society,” said Sarah Cook, chair of the Automotive Hall of Fame. “The room is thrilled to recognize Jim Farley and his recent leadership in transforming Ford and the automotive industry toward electric mobility solutions.”

As CEO, Farley is focused on rolling out the Ford+ customer-centric plan for growth and value creation. Announced in May 2021, this plan prioritizes innovation and the delivery of breakthrough electric vehicles at scale, as well as the development of software and connected vehicle technologies and services.

Over the past year, Ford has restructured its automotive business to give its teams greater clarity and focus, investing in manufacturing scale and capacity and delivering high-demand products and services to its customers.

Farley became President and CEO of Ford in October 2020, and in March 2022 assumed the additional role of President, Ford Model e. Farley joined Ford in 2007, after 17 successful years at Toyota where he launched the company’s Scion brand.

During his career at Ford, Farley held numerous leadership positions, 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 reinventing the Lincoln brand and introducing it to China.

“As Ford accelerates its transition to an electric and connected future, I am inspired by the men and women who have improved our industry,” says Farley. “As the grandson 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 am honored to receive this recognition.

Farley will be recognized as the 2022 Industry Leader with the 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees previously announced at the Automotive Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony to be held on Thursday, July 21 at The Icon located at 200 Walker St. in Detroit.

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