Jeff Lemmer is vice president and Chief Information Officer, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2018. In this role, he is responsible for information technology services for the company’s operations globally and oversees Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, engineering and infrastructure services. He reports to Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, Global Operations, Ford Motor Company.
Lemmer joined Ford in 1987 and has spent his entire career in IT with the company, serving in a number of leadership positions at both Ford Motor Company and at Ford Credit. He was most recently Ford’s vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Information Technology where he led the development of automotive-related applications and ran day-to-day operations In this role, he oversaw the design and construction of two new data centers and the transformation of the IT organization to a product-driven organization, reflecting the best practice of world-class software companies. His leadership improved the organization’s customer centricity, ensured they delivered at market speed and created a vibrant workplace.
Prior to this role, Lemmer was director of Ford’s IT operations (2015 to 2017), Ford Credit’s executive vice president for IT (2011 to 2014), and Ford’s director of IT global service delivery (2007 to 2011). In addition, he managed telecommunications services for IT operations from 2004 to 2006.
Born in 1965, Lemmer earned a bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from Lawrence Technological University.