September 11, 2015

Program - Joe Hinrichs, President, The Americas, Ford Motor Company
                       Ford: Driving Toward a Breakthrough Year

Joe Hinrichs


Joe Hinrichs is President of The Americas, Ford Motor Company.


Prior to this role, Hinrichs served as group vice president and president of Asia Pacific and Africa.  Prior to that, Hinrichs served as group vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, responsible for the operations of 105 assembly, stamping and powertrain plants worldwide, and overseeing the company’s global engineering support for stamping, vehicle and powertrain manufacturing.


Hinrichs joined Ford in December 2000 as plant manager of the Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich.  Early in his career, Hinrichs spent 10 years at General Motors in various positions in engineering and manufacturing, including plant manager.


Hinrichs was named the 2013 Fortune Magazine Reader’s Choice winner as Businessperson of the Year for the automotive industry.  Hinrichs was a member of the Board of the Directors of the U.S.-China Business Council from 2010 through 2013.


Born in Columbus, Ohio, Hinrichs earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering magna cum laude from the University of Dayton (Ohio) in 1989, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School in 1994 as a GM Fellow.  Hinrichs and his wife, Maria, have three children.


Joe will talk about Driving Ford Toward a Breakthrough Year.

Discussion - Roger Krieger, SMC Member
                            Classic Cars of Northern Europe

SMC member Roger Krieger is retired from GM where he spent 35 year conducting research and development on advanced engines. 


His interest in classic cars started at about age 11.  Roger will provide background on some cars which he saw on a recent Smithsonian tour.

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Tim Greimel (D), Minority Leader, Michigan House of Representatives

The Fall Legislative Agenda

Nyal Bischoff, Independent Agent

Extended Care Programs