Joseph Hinrichs

Joseph Hinrichs

Joe Hinrichs is currently Chairman of the Board of Exide Technologies, Senior Advisor at Boyden, Operating Advisor at Assembly Ventures, Strategic Advisor at MicroDrive, and a Member of the Board of Directors at WaveSense.  From May 2019 to March 2020, Mr. Hinrichs served as President, Automotive, at Ford Motor Company.  Prior to serving in this capacity, he served as President, Global Operations for two years.  He also was President, The Americas, from late 2012 to May, 2017 and President, Asia Pacific and Africa, from December 2009 to December, 2012.  Mr. Hinrichs served in various other leadership roles at Ford from December 2000 to December 2009, including the head of Global Manufacturing & Labor Affairs and President & CEO of Ford Canada. Prior to joining Ford, he was a partner and senior vice president of Ryan Enterprises Group, a manufacturing investment group in Chicago. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years at General Motors in various positions in engineering and manufacturing, including plant manager.  Mr. 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.


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