DETROIT -- Joe Hinrichs, the executive guiding Ford Motor Co.'s high-stakes move to an aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, will speak at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress here.
Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, will appear on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 14. The theme of the 39th annual Congress is "Setting the Pace in a Thriving Market."
Hinrichs joins a roster of speakers that includes Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who will appear on the evening of Jan. 13, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra, who will address the Congress on the evening of Jan. 14.
Hinrichs, 47, became company executive vice president and president of the Americas on Dec. 1, 2012. Previously, Hinrichs was group vice president and president of Asia Pacific and Africa beginning in December 2009. In that post, he oversaw construction of nine Asia-Pacific manufacturing plants and headed a commitment to bring more than 50 new vehicles and powertrains to the region by middecade.
He was chairman and CEO of Ford China from November 2010 to December 2011. Earlier, Hinrichs was Ford's group vice president of global manufacturing and labor affairs.