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Jim Holland

Jim Holland is Ford Motor Company’s vice president, Vehicle Component and System Engineering, a position he will hold until Dec. 1, 2019 when he elects to retire. In this role, Holland is responsible for vehicle component and system engineering for Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally. His role has been central to the company’s commitment to developing vehicles with top quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart technology and value.

During his 35 years with Ford, Holland has served as engineering director, Ford Asia Pacific; car and truck vehicle line director, Ford Asia Pacific; chief engineer for the Ford Explorer vehicle program; chief engineer for Global Hybrid Vehicle Strategy; and chief program engineer for the Range Rover vehicle line within Land Rover, previously part of Ford Motor Company.

Holland holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technology University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit.  He has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers International for the past 30 years.

He also is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Detroit-Mercy.