Ford Retired Engineering Executives


Kumar Galhotra, President Ford Blue and FREE Car Show
Kumar Galhotra, President Ford Blue and FREE Car Show
Dearborn Country Club - Dearborn
Meeting Scheduled


FREE Lunch and Car Show: 21 July 2022

10:00 AM: Car show vehicles arrive for parking at Dearborn Country Club.

10:30 AM: Registration for lunch.

11:30 AM: Lunch – $30, Beef or Whitefish (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards will be accepted for payment, as well as cash or checks.)

12:15 PM: Begin meeting (Zoom session will start earlier and go live at 12:15)

12:30 PM: Speaker – Kumar Galhotra, President, Ford Blue

01:30 PM: Car Show viewing.

02:15 PM: Car Show closes.

The speaker’s introductory remarks will be followed by a question & answer discussion. Only in-person members will participate in interactive Q & A. Zoom participants must submit questions in advance by email to They will be consolidated and integrated into the Q & A by the moderator, Andy Acho. The deadline for questions is 18 July. 

Please register by Friday, 15 July, as meal counts must be provided for the kitchen. To register, log in, if you have not already done so, click on 07.21.2022and navigate to the bottom of the page.  Check the box appropriate for you (Meat, Fish, Special diet, or Zoom only), then check the “I will go to this event” box and click the “Register” button.  A confirmation message will appear at the top of the page when it refreshes.

You may also phone Ed Breyer 248-767-6658 or email



President, Ford Blue

Kumar Galhotra is president, Ford Blue, effective March 2, 2022. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO.

Prior to this role, Kumar Galhotra was president, Americas & International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company. In this role, Galhotra was responsible for the profit and loss of its business units.

Galhotra also formerly served as president, North America, leading all aspects of Ford’s North American business, a position he was named to in 2018. In that position, Galhotra was responsible for leading the North America business to new levels of operational fitness and profitability.

Previously, Galhotra was group vice president, Lincoln and chief marketing officer for Ford Motor Company, a position he was named to in 2017.

In this role, Kumar was responsible for leading the continued transformation of Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand, a role he was named to in September 2014. He oversaw all Lincoln operations globally, including product development; marketing, sales and service; and all team members supporting the brand.

He also led the company’s Marketing function and efforts to connect more closely with customers by identifying new opportunities to serve them. His focus included shifting investments towards product categories that played to the company’s strengths, and developing more effective brand communications including digital services, mobility and autonomy.

Prior to Lincoln, Galhotra was vice president, Engineering, a position he assumed on Aug. 1, 2013. In this global role, Galhotra was responsible for the engineering of all cars, trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles for Ford and Lincoln brands.

Galhotra became vice president, Product Development for Asia Pacific and Africa in 2009. In that role, he led the team that developed Ford’s aggressive plan to bring more than 50 new vehicles and powertrains to its Asia Pacific and Africa region by mid-decade. He was appointed a corporate officer on June 1, 2012.

Since joining the company in 1988, he has served in various positions in product development and product strategy. Among the assignments, he led the introduction of the Ford Ranger into South American markets in 1998; was the chief engineer for the Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner in the early 2000s; and was vehicle programs director for five vehicle lines in the mid-2000s. In addition, his team oversaw the development of the all-new global compact pickup truck, the Ford Ranger.

Between 2005 and 2008, he was assigned to Mazda’s headquarters in Hiroshima, where he was responsible for program management and product planning worldwide.

Galhotra, born December 1965, grew up in India and has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.


Dearborn Country ClubMap
Dearborn Country Club   -   Website
800 N. Military
Country: us


Primary venue for FREE Club lunches.

Registered Users:

  • J. Zhou
  • Kathy Galietti
  • Larry Ross
  • Edsel Ford
  • Jeff DuComb
  • Leonard Quagliotto
  • Al Kammerer
  • Kaywin Goodman
  • Steven Carl
  • Ed Breyer
  • Edward Abbott
  • Deepak Goel
  • Bruce Lamm
  • Gene Nelson
  • Euge Greenstein
  • tgamache
  • Chuck Risch
  • Subhash Kelkar
  • John Koszewnik
  • Eugene Smith
  • Aung Myint
  • Ron Wong
  • Thomas Pezzetti
  • Lee (LeRoy) Hollmann
  • Gene Dickirson
  • Tom Smart
  • Michael Carlin
  • John Steele
  • Andy Benedict
  • John Baird
  • Merv Carse
  • Don Baker
  • Suresh Mangrulkar
  • Andy Acho
  • Dennis Schuetzler
  • Andy Sarkisian
  • Pete Mehra
  • Gene Marquardt
  • Jerry Klarr
  • Jack Ridenour
  • John Saieg
  • Steve Roberts
  • Hugo Vandersypen
  • John Williamson
  • Will Boddie
  • David Woollard
  • Dean Bell
  • Don Coleman
  • Paul Mascarenas
  • Art Lewry
  • Scott Smith
  • Bill Powers
  • chuck carlson
  • Edward Seggerson
  • Gerry Conover
  • Chuck White
  • Lewis Booth
  • Terry Crossett
  • Norman Lewis
  • Frank Mei
  • pangelini
  • Larry Seyfarth
  • Kal Dutta
  • Paul Slatin
  • Rob Stevens
  • Tom Watson
  • Susan Franke
  • Max Supica
  • Larry DeAngelis
  • James King
  • Isis Messih
  • Peter Dowding
  • BJ Thornton
  • Rich Morris
  • Karl Borneman
  • Ronald Muccioli
  • Harold Allen
  • Mark Edwards
  • Mike Thomas
  • Bob Natkin
  • Larry Petersen
  • Joe Gormley
  • Mike Trist
  • Donna Inch
  • Dennis Wilkie
  • Jack Burns
  • Stephen Lalka
  • Clarke Cunningham
  • Don Duncan
  • John Busch
  • Jim Suhay
  • Dick Kowalske
  • Jerry Haycock
  • Dave Kaminski
  • Joel Pitcoff
  • Don Ufford
You have to login to register for this Event.