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Klevorn to become president of mobility for Ford

Keith Laing
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Marcy Klevorn, Ford Motor Co.'s vice president of information technology and chief technology officer since January 2015, will become executive vice president and president of mobility for Ford in the Dearborn company's leadership shakeup.

Klevorn, 57, will oversee Ford's Smart Mobility unit, formerly managed by new President and CEO Jim Hackett. Klevorn joined Ford in 1983. She reports to Hackett in her new position.

Marcy Klevorn

New Ford chief Hackett said Monday, “We’re going to be marrying her with mobility because it’s so much of the importance of digital services in its future.”

Klevorn was previously Ford's group vice president, information technology and chief information officer, a position to which she was named in January 2015 when she also was elected a Ford Motor Company officer. Ford said Klevorn has overseen the complete transformation of the company’s information technology tools and talent to put Ford in the forefront of technology companies globally.

Klevorn joined Ford in 1983, and the company said she has spent her entire Ford career in The Americas, Ford of Europe and Ford Credit, starting in telecommunications services and working at various positions within Ford IT and Ford Credit through 2004. Klevorn was appointed Product Lifecycle Management global director for Ford in 2005 and the company said she implemented process changes in data and information management across product creation.

Klevorn was IT director for Ford of Europe, and was a member of the Ford of Europe Operating Committee from September 2011 through September 2013. Ford said she then was named director, office of the CIO, responsible for managing Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, web-hosting requirements, engineering and infrastructure services.

Klevorn holds seats on the boards of Lawrence Technological University and Pivotal, a cloud-based software technology leader. She was born in 1959 and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

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