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Ted Cannis

Ted Cannis is CEO of Ford Pro, the global business and brand within Ford dedicated to delivering the world’s most comprehensive suite of solutions to government and commercial customers of all sizes. Ford Pro helps customers accelerate productivity, improve uptime and lower operating costs through connected services and work-ready gas and electric vehicles. He is also CEO of the Ford Customer Service Division, or FCSD, which handles global parts, services, accessories and vehicle customization for all of Ford. Cannis reports to Ford President and CEO Jim Farley.

In Ford Pro, Cannis heads a global team that is redefining customer value through the auto industry’s first standalone commercial vehicles and services business – a key part of the Ford+ growth plan. As a one-stop shop, Ford Pro provides a trusted platform of software, charging, financing and customer support to serve commercial customers of all sizes and industries, and is helping them transition from gas to electric vehicles.

Previously, Cannis was general manager, Commercial Vehicles, where he unified dedicated resources needed to drive the commercial vehicle business forward by delivering customer solutions and optimizing operations, including through improved alignment with partners. From October 2017 to May 2020, Cannis was global director, Battery Electric Vehicles, leading strategy and business execution for Team Edison, Ford’s dedicated team that developed the award-winning Mustang Mach-E SUV and played a role in creating the F-150 Lightning pickup and E-Transit commercial van. 

Cannis began his career at Ford in 1989 as a profit analyst at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.  He worked 11 years in Finance, including assignments in Brazil and the United States. For two years, he was finance director, Ford Andina, in Venezuela, before becoming president, Ford Argentina.  Cannis has also been executive director, Investor Relations; CEO of the Ford Sollers joint venture in Russia; deputy general manager, Ford Otosan, a JV with Koc Group in Turkey; and in various executive positions in Marketing.

Cannis is a graduate of Indiana University with a master’s degree in Business Finance and holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.