Bob Holycross is the Global Director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters for Ford Motor Company, a position he has held since June 2018. Holycross is responsible for developing global sustainable business plans and policies, interfacing with global regulatory bodies, reporting externally on the company’s environmental and social performance and leading the company’s engagement and partnerships with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other key stakeholders. Previously, Holycross was Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe, Middle East & Africa where 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 these regions.
Holycross began his career at Ford in 1993 as a Ford College Graduate (FCG). Since that time, he has held several different engineering and management positions related to compliance and reforming regulatory protocols in support of Ford's business plans. He has chaired several different government and industry committees, testified before federal and state government bodies on environmental and energy matters, and represented Ford in industry trade associations in both the U.S. and Europe. A native of metro Detroit, Holycross earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1993. He also earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1998– also from Michigan State. Bob and his wife have two children.