DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. announced three executive promotions this week, moves aimed at supporting the automaker's efforts in expanding as both an auto and mobility company.
“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.”
Bradley Gayton, who previously served as vice president and general counsel, has been promoted to group vice president and general counsel. His duties include leading the company’s global litigation, tax, corporate and intellectual property efforts; advising the company’s board of directors and senior management on a wide range of legal issues; and overseeing the company’s general auditor’s office.
Additionally, Marcy Klevorn, the company’s vice president of Information Technology and CIO, was promoted to group vice president of Information Technology and CIO. Klevorn, who has been a Ford Motor Co. officer since January 2015, will oversee Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, engineering and infrastructure services.
Lastly, Kim Pittel had her title as vice president of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering elevated to group vice president. In this role, she will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance.
The three appointments become effective on Jan. 1, 2017, according to the company.