The Automotive Hall of Fame on Tuesday declared it has named Ford Motor Co. Jim Farley its 2022 Industry Leader.
The Dearborn-primarily based nonprofit offers out its Industry Leader award to one person each and every year “who demonstrated superb management in the automotive marketplace,” according to a news release.
“For almost 120 a long time Ford has played an important part in shaping mobility and positively impacting culture,” Sarah Cook dinner, president of the Automotive Corridor of Fame, claimed in a assertion. “The Corridor is energized to understand Jim Farley and his modern leadership in reworking Ford and the automotive marketplace to e-mobility solutions.”
Farley took about as CEO of the Dearborn automaker in October 2020, and in May 2021 laid out a turnaround plan, dubbed Ford+, that is centered on electrification, electronic connectivity and industrial vehicles. Also for the duration of Farley’s tenure as CEO, the automaker has introduced an electric version of its very best-offering F-150 pickup truck, restructured its legacy internal combustion motor and electrical motor vehicle organizations into different company units, and accelerated its targets and investments all around electrification.
In a statement, Farley explained he was honored by the recognition from The Hall: “As a grandchild of a Ford manufacturing unit worker, I truly feel a deep feeling of responsibility to our crew all around the entire world to safeguard Ford for future generations.”
He will be identified together with the previously introduced 2022 Automotive Corridor of Fame inductees at an induction and awards ceremony July 21 at The Icon in Detroit. Information about function sponsorships is offered at www.automotivehalloffame.org/2022-sponsorships/.