Michael Boneham is the President and Managing Director at Ford India since June 2008. He reports directly to Joe Hinrichs, President of the Asia Pacific and Africa.
Prior to this position, Michael was the executive director – Operations at Ford India, where he has been responsible for Product Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Quality. Michael has more than 24 years experience in the automotive industry, with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Ford’s global manufacturing and operations.
In his role, Michael is responsible for the successful and ongoing implementation of Ford Motor Company’s aggressive expansion plans in India, including setting up a new engine manufacturing facility to support local and export requirements, doubling the capacity of the vehicle assembly facility and launch of new vehicles for the market.
Prior to his Ford India posting, Michael served as manufacturing director, Asia Pacific and Africa, based in Ford Motor Company’s regional headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, where he was instrumental in driving significant capacity expansion of Ford’s operations across the region. He was also responsible for the implementation of an integrated regional Quality Operating system, as well as the Ford Production System, which incorporated Ford’s fully integrated manufacturing facilities and operations.
Michael has significant experience in launching key new product for the Company and has held a number of senior international manufacturing positions within Ford Motor Company, including plant manager, Powertrain Operations at Ford Australia; General Manager, Vehicle Operations at Land Rover in the UK; and plant manager of Auto Alliance International, a Ford/Mazda joint venture production facility in Michigan, USA.