Bob Holycross

Bob Holycross

Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Holycross
Bob Holycross is Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, a position he has held since December 1, 2019. He serves as the company’s top environment and safety officer. In this role, Holycross is responsible for implementing sustainability best practices throughout the company and leading our global env ironment and safety strategy, policy and performance. 

Holycross began his career at Ford in 1993 as a Ford College Graduate. Since that time, he has held several engineering and supervisory positions related to streamlining and reforming regulatory protocols in support of Ford’s business plans and compliance. He has chaired several government and industry committees, testified before federal and state government bodies on environmental and energy matters, and moderated several third-party technical panels through organizations such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

He served as Vice President of Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental and safety regulations, as well as the development and implementation of the company’s environment and safety strategy, policy and performance in Europe. 

Holycross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State.