Ford faucets Lowe’s govt to guide knowledge and software program transformation
Rebecca Prepare dinner | Reuters
The automaker stated Monday that Mike Amend, who was most lately president of on-line for Lowe’s, will oversee Ford’s knowledge, software program and expertise, efficient instantly. These are key areas to Farley’s Ford+ turnaround plan that is designed to reposition the automaker to generate extra recurring income by means of software program companies.
“Mike provides dimension to our workforce as we use expertise and software program to remodel our firm and transportation from the inside-out,” Farley stated in an announcement. “Ford has at all times been an innovator in autos; now we’re taking our digital capabilities to new ranges to additional differentiate ourselves with clients and from opponents.”
Earlier than Lowe’s, Amend, 43, held comparable positions with JCPenney and The Residence Depot, in accordance with his LinkedIn profile. He additionally beforehand labored at Dell Applied sciences and Dash.
Ford stated Amend’s workforce will work intently with these led by Hau Thai-Tang, the corporate’s chief product platform and operations officer, and Doug Subject, who joined Ford final week from Apple as chief superior expertise and embedded techniques officer.
Amend and Subject are main hires for Ford, which is considered by many traders as being behind crosstown rival Common Motors on the subject of rising applied sciences equivalent to electrical and automotive autos. Each are focuses underneath Ford’s turnaround plan.
– CNBC’s Melissa Repko contributed to this report.