DEARBORN, Mich.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ford Motor Company today elevates three senior leadership positions to support its efforts in expanding as both an auto and a mobility company.
Bradley Gayton is promoted to group vice president and general counsel. Gayton, 53, leads the company’s global litigation, tax, corporate and intellectual property efforts. He also advises the company’s board of directors and senior management on a wide range of legal issues, and oversees its General Auditor’s Office. He currently serves as vice president and general counsel and was elected a Ford Motor Company officer in January 2016.
Marcy Klevorn is promoted to group vice president, Information Technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO). Klevorn, 57, is responsible for information technology services for all of the company’s operations globally. She oversees Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, engineering and infrastructure services. She currently serves as vice president, Information Technology and chief information officer, and has been a Ford Motor Company officer since January 2015.
Kim Pittel is promoted to group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering. Serving as the company’s top environment and safety officer, Pittel, 57, is responsible for the continued development and implementation of the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance, and Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability. She currently serves as vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, and has been a Ford Motor Company officer since January 2015.
“As we expand our business and invest in emerging business opportunities, there is an increasing need in the areas of information technology, sustainability and safety, and governance to deliver our strategic priorities,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO. “Bradley, Marcy and Kim are strong leaders with the necessary expertise to drive Ford’s leadership in a rapidly changing global landscape.”
The appointments of Gayton, Klevorn and Pittel are effective Jan. 1, 2017.
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Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
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