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Bob Holycross is global director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford Motor Company, a position he has held since July 2018. Mr. Holycross is responsible for developing global sustainable business plans and policies, leading the Company’s environmental negotiating efforts with global regulatory bodies, reporting externally on the Company's environmental and social performance, and leading the Company's engagement and partnerships with non-government organizations (NGOs) and other external stakeholders.
Previously, Bob was vice president of Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental and safety regulations, as well as the development and implementation of the company’s environment and safety strategy, policy and performance in Europe.
Bob began his career at Ford in 1993 as a Ford College Graduate. Since that time, he has held several engineering and supervisory positions related to streamlining and reforming regulatory protocols in support of Ford’s business plans. He has chaired several government and industry committees, testified before federal and state government bodies on environmental and energy matters, and moderated several third-party technical panels through organizations such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State.
Bob and his wife have two children.