Thomas K. Brown

by Edward Cates
Thomas K. Brown
Retired Group Vice President, Global Purchasing
Ford Motor Company
Serves on Board of Directors for: The 3M Company, Conagra Brands, Inc.

Thomas K. Brown was Group Vice President of Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader.

Brown held a number of key leadership positions with increasing responsibilities with Ford Motor Company before his retirement in 2013.

Brown held a number of senior leadership positions within the global automotive industry leader. When Brown became Ford’s Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, he had responsibility for approximately $90 billion of production and non-production procurement for Ford operations worldwide.

Brown joined Ford in July 1999 from United Technologies Automotive, where Brown was Vice President of Supply Management.

In 2008, Rainbow/PUSH honored Brown with the “Keep Hope Alive” Award, and in 2006, Brown received the National Action Network’s “Keeper of the Dream” Award. Brown is active with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.

Brown holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from American International College.

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