The Automotive Hall of Fame on Tuesday declared it has named Ford Motor Co. Jim Farley its 2022 Field Leader.
The Dearborn-based mostly nonprofit presents out its Sector Chief award to 1 unique every single yr “who shown excellent leadership in the automotive marketplace,” according to a information launch.
“For almost 120 many years Ford has played an critical role in shaping mobility and positively impacting culture,” Sarah Cook, president of the Automotive Corridor of Fame, mentioned in a assertion. “The Corridor is psyched to recognize Jim Farley and his the latest management in transforming Ford and the automotive marketplace to e-mobility methods.”
Farley took above as CEO of the Dearborn automaker in Oct 2020, and in Could 2021 laid out a turnaround system, dubbed Ford+, that is centered on electrification, electronic connectivity and commercial autos. Also during Farley’s tenure as CEO, the automaker has launched an electric powered version of its very best-advertising F-150 pickup truck, restructured its legacy internal combustion engine and electric powered motor vehicle enterprises into different small business units, and accelerated its targets and investments all over electrification.
In a statement, Farley reported he was honored by the recognition from The Hall: “As a grandchild of a Ford manufacturing facility employee, I truly feel a deep perception of obligation to our crew all over the environment to safeguard Ford for long term generations.”
He will be recognized alongside with the previously declared 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame inductees at an induction and awards ceremony July 21 at The Icon in Detroit. Details about celebration sponsorships is available at www.automotivehalloffame.org/2022-sponsorships/.