Automotive Hall of Fame names Jim Farley ‘2022 Industry Leader’

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The Automotive Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced it has named Ford Motor Co. Jim Farley its 2022 Industry Leader.

The Dearborn-based nonprofit gives out its Industry Leader award to one individual every year “who demonstrated outstanding leadership in the automotive industry,” according to a news release. 

“For nearly 120 years Ford has played an important role in shaping mobility and positively impacting society,” Sarah Cook, president of the Automotive Hall of Fame, said in a statement. “The Hall is excited to recognize Jim Farley and his recent leadership in transforming Ford and the automotive industry to e-mobility solutions.”

Farley took over as CEO of the Dearborn automaker in October 2020, and in May 2021 laid out a turnaround plan, dubbed Ford+, that is centered on electrification, digital connectivity and commercial vehicles. Also during Farley’s tenure as CEO, the automaker has launched an electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck, restructured its legacy internal combustion engine and electric vehicle businesses into separate business units, and accelerated its targets and investments around electrification.

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