Jonathan Jennings appointed Vice President, Global Commodity Purchasing and Supplier Technical Assistance, effective Aug. 1, 2020. He reports to Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer.
In this role, Jennings is responsible for all production procurement, together with quality and launch performance of the supply base through the company’s Supplier Technical Assistance team.
Previously, Jennings was Executive Director, Global Commodity Purchasing, responsible for production commodity purchasing, strategic planning, material cost delivery and overall production supplier cost performance.
Jennings joined Ford in 1993 as a manufacturing engineer at the Cleveland Casting Plant, where he held a variety of cross-functional roles there. He also served as Supplier Technical Assistance Engineering Director in Asia Pacific and Africa, where he oversaw approximately 1,800 supplier manufacturing facilities for Ford.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and master’s degree in Business Administration.