Ford Motor Company's John Fleming Joins The Manufacturing Leadership Council Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of John Fleming, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs at Ford Motor Company, to the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors.

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Governors, which steers the Manufacturing Leadership Council and its global community of more than 5,000 industry executives, approved Fleming's nomination at its quarterly meeting. With his appointment, The Board of Governor's ranks expand to 16 members, who hail from organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Dell, Cisco Systems, UCLA, MIT, L'Oreal, and GlaxoSmithKline.

"We are delighted to welcome John Fleming to the Board of Governors," said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. "John's experience and judgment will be a great asset to the Board in its on-going deliberations of the critical issues facing the industry."

"Having spent my whole career in manufacturing, I have seen first-hand how the industrial sector is vital to the health of the global economy," said Fleming. "I look forward to working with the Manufacturing Leadership Council and my fellow Board members to explore new ways that industrial companies can create value, and a better future for manufacturing in these challenging times."

At Ford, Fleming is responsible for overseeing the entire global operations of 80 assembly, stamping and powertrain plants, plus engineering support for stamping, vehicle and powertrain manufacturing, and Ford's Material Planning & Logistics, Ford Production System, Manufacturing Business Office and Labor Affairs organizations. Previously Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe and executive vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Fleming holds an Honorary Degree from the John Moores University in Liverpool U.K., and production engineering qualifications from North East London Polytechnic.

About The Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, part of Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first, member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry.  The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services  -including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with over 5,000 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit – Bold ideas for a Better Future (May 14 to 15 2013 at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fl.); the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards celebrating industry achievement (nominations now open - deadline December 20); and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Council, visit www.MLCouncil.com.

The Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors

The Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors comprises senior executives and industry experts at leading manufacturing, academic and research organizations around the world - including Lockheed Martin, Dell, Cisco, L'Oreal, GlaxoSmithKline in the U.K., Tata Motors in India, Doosan in Korea, Virtex Assembly, MIT, UCLA, Stanford, University of Cincinnati, University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, and Frost & Sullivan.

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