Kim Pittel earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University.

Ford names new VP of environmental and safety engineering

Announced as part of a large change in personnel, Ford has named Kim Pittel its Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this new role, she will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of the company’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance, and Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability. Her current position is Executive Director, Global Supplier Technical Assistance, to which she was appointed in 2012. In that role, she was responsible for establishing product launch and supplier quality processes to improve vehicle quality. Pittel began her career at Ford in 1985 and has held several key management and executive positions within manufacturing, product development, quality, and purchasing. She will replace Robert Brown, who has elected to retire after more than 35 years at Ford.

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