Speaker Profile


John Fleming

EVP Manufacturing & Labor Affairs (retired), Ford Motor Company

Mr. Fleming has distinguished himself as a leader in driving manufacturing flexibility and productivity at Ford’s European plants. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1967, where he was involved in manufacturing processes for Ford Escort and served as Production Manager of the plant’s Paint facility. After holding a number of leadership roles within the company, John retired from Ford Motor Company in 2015 after 48 years with senior level experience in Manufacturing, Labor Affairs and General Management.

Since retiring he has been busy traveling the world to conferences, speaking on panels about Manufacturing 4.0. John is recognized for his expertise in strategic planning, team building, negotiation, and manufacturing practices.


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