Joe Hinrichs

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

POINT MAN

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.... Read More »

 

Ford exec says U.S. sales pace may have slowed on Fed signals

5:02 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2013
A top Ford executive said the auto sales pace in the United States may have moderated after the Federal Reserve signaled it could begin unwinding its accommodative monetary policy.... Read More »

 

TALK FROM THE TOP: JOE HINRICHS, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAS, FORD MOTOR CO.

Hinrichs: Quality is 'of the highest priority' at Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
After three frenetic years overseeing Ford's ambitious Asia Pacific expansion plans, including the construction of nine plants, Joe Hinrichs returned to the Dearborn, Mich., world headquarters in December to take over as president of the company's most profitable region: the Americas. Hinrichs found Ford's North American operations in the midst of a major growth spurt.... Read More »

 

Ford takes long look at launches

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Ford Motor Co. is modifying its vehicle-launch procedures to catch problems earlier, said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas. The changes come after quality problems hobbled several important launches of Ford vehicles, including the Ford Escape and Lincoln MKZ.... Read More »

 

Ford boosts F-150 capacity in Kansas City

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Ford Motor Co. will add workers and capacity at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri to build more F-150 pickups, its best-selling vehicle. But the company remains parts-constrained on the Ford Explorer.... Read More »

 

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