Vice-President, North America Assembly Operations Ford Motor Company – Detroit, Michigan
Anne Stevens Executive Director – Vehicle Operations, Manufacturing Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan Anne Stevens has been Executive Director for Vehicle Operations, Manufacturing, for the Ford Motor Company since January 2000. Her responsibilities include overseeing the operations of 18 automotive assembly plants in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Prior to this, Ms. Stevens was director of the Manufacturing Business Office for Ford in North America. In that position, she was responsible for capacity planning, new program coordination for manufacturing, business and manufacturing labor strategy. Stevens joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 as a marketing specialist in the Plastic Products Division, Vehicle Exterior Systems, where she progressed to become manufacturing manager for Ford Automotive Components Division’s Plastic and Trim Products Operations. In 1995, she became a plant manager in Enfield, England, Ford’s first female plant manager in Europe. She was later named assistant vehicle line director of Ford’s Small Car Vehicle Center in Dunton, England. While in Britain, Ms. Stevens served on several professional and civic boards and councils. She also served on the advisory boards of Middlesex University Business School and Tavistock Institutes. Prior to joining Ford, Ms. Stevens held various engineering, manufacturing and marketing positions at Exxon Chemical Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and has studied business at the graduate level at New York and Rutgers Universities.