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Doug Field is chief advanced product development and technology officer, effective September 2022. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO.
In this role, Field oversees design and vehicle hardware engineering across the enterprise, and leads development of Ford’s electric vehicles and digital systems within Ford Model e. The latter includes overseeing software development, digital product design and advanced driver assist systems, along with design and vehicle hardware engineering.
Field’s team is responsible for delivering seamless, delightful and always-on experiences, carrying responsibility for infotainment, navigation, driver-assist technology, connected services and vehicle cybersecurity. His team develops and delivers scalable technology platforms to be deployed across Ford global products, leads the relationships with key technology partners and Ford’s digital developer ecosystem, and is responsible for Ford Power-Up over-the-air updates which deliver new experiences, improve quality and reduce costs.
Field joined Ford from Apple, where he served as vice president, Special Projects. Before that, he was senior vice president of Engineering at Tesla, where he led the development of the Model 3. At Apple, he had overall responsibility for development of Apple’s Mac hardware. He was the first employee and vice president, Design and Engineering, at Segway. Field began his career as a development engineer at Ford from 1987 to 1993.
Field earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He also holds master’s degrees in Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Field and his wife, Cathy, have three children.