Joe Hinrichs retired as President of Ford Motor Company’s global automotive business in March, 2020. His Ford career included roles as President of Global Operations, President of North America & South America, President of Asia Pacific & Africa, Chairman & CEO of Ford China, and head of Global Manufacturing & Labor Affairs. Hinrichs was named the top Operations Executive in the global automotive industry by Automotive News and KPMG for 2019. Prior to Ford he was a Partner at private equity group Ryan Enterprises LLC and spent ten years at General Motors in various engineering and manufacturing leadership roles. Hinrichs currently also serves on the board of directors of technology startup WaveSense LLC and previously served on the board of Rivian Automotive LLC and Ford Motor Credit Company. Hinrichs has an electrical engineering degree magna cum laude from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Harvard Business School.