Joe Hinrichs

Hinrichs to roaring Jaguar Land Rover: You're welcome

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Jaguar and Land Rover have flourished since being sold by Ford Motor Co. in 2008 to India's Tata Motors Ltd. -- one of Alan Mulally's most noteworthy decisions as Ford CEO....
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Aluminum Ford F-150 remains on track, Hinrichs says

11:08 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
In response to Morgan Stanley’s concerns about potential delays, Ford Americas chief Joe Hinrichs said the new aluminum-bodied F-150 truck remains on track for its introduction later this year....
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Ford expects 'significant' Q2 loss in South America

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
Ford expects to incur a "significant" loss in South America in the current quarter mainly due to low sales volumes and changes to Venezuela's foreign exchange rate....
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Why mess with 2-tier wage success?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Ford's Americas boss Joe Hinrichs says it would be risky to mess with the two-tier wage structure during 2015 UAW contract talks. Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne, meanwhile, says the system isn't sustainable....
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Ford's Hinrichs wants better quality, smooth launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Ford is launching 16 new vehicles in North America this year, which Ford says is the busiest and most ambitious launch schedule in its history....
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In a big launch year, Ford execs take wheel

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
As Ford Motor Co. prepares to bring out 16 vehicles in North America this year, the company's most senior executives have changed the formula in an effort to assure trouble-free launches. Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas, says top bosses are getting together earlier and more often to root out problems that might languish without high-level intervention....
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Ford likely to exceed pledge to hire 12,000 workers by 2015

3:49 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2014
Ford, boosted by record profits in North America, is likely to hire more than the 12,000 new workers that it promised in its 2011 contract with the UAW, according to its top American executive....
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MyFord Touch bugs are getting squashed, Hinrichs says

3:10 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
Ford has brought its problem-plagued MyFord Touch communications system up to exceed industry-average reliability -- and plans an upgrade to improve the system's capability, Ford executive Joe Hinrichs said today....
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Ford's Hinrichs: Toyota, Japanese unfairly aided by currency manipulation

Feb. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Joe Hinrichs, president of Ford's Americas unit, took Japan and specifically Toyota to task for benefiting unfairly from currency manipulation....
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Ford's Hinrichs: Toyota, Japanese unfairly aided by currency manipulation

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Joe Hinrichs, president of Ford's Americas unit, took Japan and specifically Toyota to task today for benefiting unfairly from currency manipulation....
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Ford asks dealers for help with launches

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
With 16 product launches coming in 2014, Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, asked dealers at the make meeting Sunday to partner in the launch process....
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Ford's 'quality' push comes at busy time for automaker

10:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Ford is betting that the tight bond between two of its senior executives can help the automaker prevent quality missteps from derailing its busiest-ever year for launching new vehicles. Joe Hinrichs, head of North and South American operations, and Raj Nair, Ford's global product development chief, are two of the key players in what has been an all-out push to stamp out problems that have dogged the automaker in the last few years....
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Highly paid polisher

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Ford North America boss Joe Hinrichs was caught shining up the front of the redesigned Ford F-150....
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From Shanghai to Times Square, Mustang stampedes in 6-part spectacle

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2013
A live, national-television reveal on a popular American morning show watched by an average of nearly 6 million people was only one piece of the lavish global spectacle that Ford engineered Thursday to introduce the sixth-generation Mustang....
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Ford quality sinks, but sales soar

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
While Ford Motor Co.'s sales and market share gains have outpaced those of competitors this year, its quality ratings keep tanking, in large part because of its balky My Touch infotainment system....
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Hinrichs: Tesla's Imax-sized screen is quite an eyeful

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, says he has been busy lately driving competitors' products. One that impressed him is the Tesla Model S....
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Ford targets sustained North America profit amid F-series change

11:10 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2013
Ford wants to maintain record earnings in North America next year as analysts project that a transition to new F-series pickups might trim production, the automaker's president for the region said....
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Ford exec says U.S. auto sales pace slowed after Labor Day

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
A top Ford executive said the pace of industry sales slowed this month after hitting a six-year high in August....
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Ford weighs more U.S. production after hiking Fusion output

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Ford, which launched output of the Fusion at a plant in Michigan today to boost availability of the mid-sized sedan, said the factory could produce another model as demand grows....
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After high-profile successes, Ford's Hinrichs tackles launch problems

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
In his younger days, Joe Hinrichs had amassed quite a reputation in the auto business, first with General Motors, then at C-level positions at a couple of suppliers. And although he didn't know it, his progress was noticed. Another auto company had an eye on him, and that interest would thrust him into the industry's upper echelons. Now Hinrichs is spearheading Ford Motor Co.'s vital effort to tackle its North American launch issues and quality problems....
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