Jim Holland
Vice President, Vehicle Component and System Engineering
Ford Motor Company

Jim Holland is Ford Motor Company’s Vice President, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering. In this role, Holland is responsible for vehicle component and system engineering for Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally. His role is central to the company’s commitment to developing vehicles with top quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart technology, and value.

During his 32 years with Ford, Holland has served as Engineering Director, Ford Asia Pacific; car and truck vehicle line Director, Ford Asia Pacific; Chief Engineer for the Ford Explorer vehicle program; Chief Engineer for Global Hybrid Vehicle Strategy; and Chief Program Engineer for the Range Rover vehicle line within Land Rover, previously part of Ford Motor Company.

Holland holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technology University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He has been an active member of SAE for the past thirty years. 

Holland is also a Board of Trustee for the University of Detroit-Mercy, and a Board member for the Michigan Science Center.