11. Mark Fields, Ford CEO
The successor to Alan Mulally, Fields’ main focus is to continue the One Ford vision. Yes, at the risk of sounding redundant, the 2015 Mustang and 2015 F-150 have been great for Ford, but MT feels that Fields’ legacy will be judged how Ford handles Lincoln… and China.
15. Raj Nair, Ford Chief Technical Officer of Global Product Development
Ford’s “instigator for innovation, technology, and new products,” Nair (and the team that has preceded him) has done very well with the 2015 Mustang, aluminum F-150, and the flat-plane-crank 5.2L V8 in the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
21. Moray Callum, Ford Vice President Design
The 2015 Mustang and F-150 are hits, not to mention the Fusion changed the way Americans view an American family sedan, but the hard part is making the once-proud Lincoln brand relevant to consumers. And design, which Moray Callum is in charge of, plays big role in doing just that.
33. Stephen Odell, Ford Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service
Formerly president of Ford’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations, Stephen Odell now has the responsibility of maintaining Ford’s growth.
34. Barb Samardzich, Ford COO Europe
Barb Samardzich‘s past experience in management and engineering should prepare her for future global challenges Ford may face.