Burt Jordan is the vice president Global Vehicle Purchasing effective October 1, 2017. In this role Jordan is responsible for global Body Exterior, Body Interior, Chassis and Electrical Systems procurement and Supplier Diversity Development. He reports to Hau Thai-Tang, vice president Product Development and Purchasing.
Prior to this role, Jordan was elected a corporate officer and named Vice President, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing & Supplier Diversity, Ford Motor Company effective August 1, 2013. Jordan was responsible for all commodity-related purchasing and supplier sourcing around the world.
Early on Jordan was Executive Director, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing, a position he held since July 1, 2010. In this role, Jordan’s group was responsible for procurement of production and powertrain parts and commodities for Ford Motor Company’s operations worldwide. Jordan also oversaw Supplier Diversity Development and Global Supply Risk Management.
On April 1, 2008, Jordan was promoted to Executive Director, Global Powertrain Purchasing, after serving as Director of Powertrain and Driveline Purchasing for the Americas from January 2006.
Jordan previously spent several years at Ford and Mazda Purchasing in Asia. On October 1, 2004, he was named Director, Purchasing for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, where he managed the overall purchasing activities for operations in Australia, India, South Africa, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. He was named Deputy General Manager of the Purchasing Division for Mazda in April 2002. He joined Ford in 1999.
Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He was also appointed to the United States Air Force Academy.
African Americans On Wheels Magazine recognized Burt Jordan as one of the “70 Most Influential African American Men in the Automotive Industry.” In 2011, Jordan was recognized in the book, “Driven, A Tribute to African-American Achievement in the Automotive Industry.” In 2010 and 2011, Jordan’s outstanding commitment to diversity was recognized by Automotive News, which named him an “All-Star for Minority Business.”
Jordan, born in March 1967, currently serves on the board of directors for New Detroit and Focus Hope.