Ford Pro, a separate global vehicle services and distribution business within Ford, has announced a group of senior executives to lead the company’s efforts to develop and deliver work-ready products and services for commercial and government customers.
“We’ve put together an experienced Ford Pro leadership team that is completely focused on helping commercial and government customers increase uptime and reduce ownership costs,” said Ted Cannis, chief executive officer, Ford Pro.
“With customer productivity as our north star, this leadership team and our employees around the world are going to change how business in the commercial vehicle space is done.”
Hans Schep, general manager, Europe will continue to lead Ford’s commercial vehicles business in Europe, a role he has held since 2016. Schep has served in a number of leadership roles in Ford product marketing, sales and aftersales, and was also managing director, Ford Netherlands. As head of Ford Pro in Europe, Schep will report into both Cannis and Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.
“Around the world, Ford Pro knows commercial vehicle customers better than anyone, and that’s just a starting point,” said Cannis. “We’re constantly learning and using that knowledge to develop must-have products and services – recognizing that when our customers win, Ford Pro wins.”
Ford Pro, which is implementing new services in phases, will integrate, digitize and simplify transportation with capabilities spanning:
- Ford Pro vehicles: Ford’s broad lineup of combustion-engine and hybrid commercial vehicles and, soon, all-electric versions of the company’s industry-leading vans and full-size pickup trucks developed for commercial use.
- Ford Pro Charging: Hardware and software solutions for public, depot and overnight home charging of electric vehicles so they’re ready to work again the next day.
- Ford Pro Intelligence: Digital services, with distinct features integrated in vehicles that enable customers to better manage and maintain their fleets.
- Ford Pro Service Elite: Expanding Ford’s strong network of commercial vehicle centers by adding 120 dedicated large-bay service hubs across the United States with extended hours and rapid turnaround, plus introducing 1,200 mobile service vehicles by 2025.
- Ford Pro FinSimple: Bundled financing for vehicles, services and electric vehicle charging.
Ford Pro’s ambitions for itself are significant. The company anticipates its growing capabilities and appeal to generate $45 billion in revenue from hardware and adjacent new services by 2025 – up from $27 billion in 2019.
In North America, Ford’s share of Class 1 through Class 7 full-size commercial trucks and vans exceeds 40%. In Europe, Ford has been the leading commercial vehicle brand for six consecutive years. More info can be found at www.fordpro.com