Hau N. Thai-Tang

Retired Chief Industrial Platform Officer, Ford Motor Co.


Hau Thai-Tang

Mr. Thai-Tang retired from Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive manufacturer, in 2022 as Chief Industrial Platform Officer. In this position, Mr. Thai-Tang led global research and advanced engineering, product development, design, manufacturing engineering, purchasing, and supply chain teams to deliver an industry leading product portfolio of digitally connected ICE and BEV vehicles. Mr. Thai-Tang joined Ford in 1988 and held positions of increasingly significant responsibility. Previous positions included Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer from October 2020 to October 2021; Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer from July 2017 to October 2020; and Group Vice President of Global Purchasing from August 2013 to July 2017.

Mr. Thai-Tang holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He currently serves on the board of Bose Corporation, a private American manufacturing company of audio equipment.

Mr. Thai-Tang brings to the Board extensive automotive industry experience, including his 34-year career at Ford and excellent forward-looking perspective on the industry, particularly the transformation around electrification. In addition to his engineering, product planning, product development, cybersecurity, and technology expertise, Mr. Thai-Tang has a strong operational background, including supply chain and procurement. Mr. Thai-Tang led Ford’s product development and purchasing organizations during its launches of the Mustang-E, F-150 Lightning, Bronco, Maverick, and Puma.

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