Ford promotes three senior leaders

Melissa Burden
The Detroit News

Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is promoting three of its senior leaders, effective Jan. 1, as it expands its mobility business efforts.

The Dearborn automaker said Bradley Gayton, 53, will become group vice president and general counsel. Gayton, vice president and general counsel since January when he was elected a company officer, currently heads Ford’s global litigation, tax, corporate and intellectual property areas. He also advises the board and senior managers on legal issues, and oversees the general auditor’s office and joined Ford in 1991.

Marcy Klevorn, vice president of information technology and chief information officer since January 2015 when she was elected a corporate officer, will become group vice president of information technology and chief information officer. Klevorn, 57, oversees the company’s global information technology efforts. She joined the automaker in 1983.

Kim Pittel, vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering, since January 2015 when she became a company officer, will become group vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering. Pittel, 57, oversees Ford’s global environment and safety strategy. She has worked for the automaker since 1985.

“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.”

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