The Automotive Corridor of Fame on Tuesday declared it has named Ford Motor Co. Jim Farley its 2022 Industry Leader.
The Dearborn-dependent nonprofit provides out its Business Leader award to a single particular person each and every year “who demonstrated remarkable management in the automotive sector,” according to a news launch.
“For virtually 120 several years Ford has played an critical function in shaping mobility and positively impacting culture,” Sarah Cook, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame, stated in a assertion. “The Hall is fired up to recognize Jim Farley and his the latest leadership in transforming Ford and the automotive sector to e-mobility answers.”
Farley took above as CEO of the Dearborn automaker in October 2020, and in May well 2021 laid out a turnaround prepare, dubbed Ford+, that is centered on electrification, digital connectivity and commercial cars. Also during Farley’s tenure as CEO, the automaker has launched an electric powered version of its best-advertising F-150 pickup truck, restructured its legacy inside combustion engine and electric powered motor vehicle firms into different organization units, and accelerated its targets and investments all around electrification.
In a statement, Farley mentioned he was honored by the recognition from The Corridor: “As a grandchild of a Ford manufacturing unit employee, I come to feel a deep sense of duty to our team about the planet to protect Ford for long term generations.”
He will be acknowledged along with the beforehand announced 2022 Automotive Corridor of Fame inductees at an induction and awards ceremony July 21 at The Icon in Detroit. Details about party sponsorships is out there at www.automotivehalloffame.org/2022-sponsorships/.