Kumar Galhotra Appointed New President of Ford Blue
Ford Blue and Ford Model e will operate as distinct businesses but share relevant technology and best practices
FREMONT, CA: Indian-born Kumar Galhortra was chosen by Ford as the new head of its Global Internal Combustion Business Ford Blue. The company recently created two distinct divisions designed to compete against EV competitors and automakers. The division, Ford Blue, will build out its remarkable portfolio of ICE vehicles to drive its growth and profitability, reducing costs, simplifying operations, and improving the quality of services. The division will provide world-class hardware engineering and manufacturing capabilities for all of Ford. Galhotra joined Ford in 1988 after he earned his bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Ford Blue and Ford Model e will operate as distinct businesses but share relevant technology and best practices. In the press release announcing the appointment, Ford President and CEO Jim Farley said, “Ford Blue’s mission is to deliver a more profitable and vibrant ICE business, strengthen our successful and iconic vehicle families and earn greater loyalty by delivering incredible service and experiences.”
Ford Blue will leverage the company’s longstanding experience in automotive manufacturing, maximize cash flow, and optimize industrial footprint. Ford Model e and Ford Blue will also support the new Ford Pro business, dedicated to delivering a one-stop-shop for all government and commercial clients. According to Galhotra, Ford will invest in its F-Series franchise, unravel the full potential of its hits Bronco and Maverick, and launch new vehicles like global ranger pickups, Raptor R, and Ranger Raptor.
About Kumar Galhotra
Before his new role as the president of Ford Blue, Galhotra was President of Americas & International Markets Group at Ford Motor Company. He was also served as the President of the North American division, where he led the unit into new levels of operational efficiency and profitability. Galhotra has also served as the VP of Lincoln and Chief Marketing Officer for Ford. He has overseen several projects pertaining to the engineering of cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles.