Steelcase CEO Hackett Named To Ford Board Of Directors

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Hackett – Jim – Steelcase CEO

Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett addressing employees during Steelcase 100th anniversary event (FOX 17)

DEARBORN, Mich. — James P. Hackett, chief executive officer of Steelcase, is on the board of directors of Ford Motor Company effective immediately, Ford said in a statement Wednesday.

The carmaker hopes to take advantage of Hackett’s experience leading a company known for its design leadership, said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford.

Steelcase, of course, has global headquarters in Grand Rapids and is a leader in the office furniture industry.

Hackett is also on the board of Fifth Third Bancorp.

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    Ford Motor Co. will replace Chief Executive Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, the former head of office-furniture maker Steelcase Inc. who joined the auto maker in 2016, according to people familiar with the matter. and “Jim is a fantastic strategic thinker and has a very good network in Silicon Valley,” Fields said.