Matt Duffy, global director, Electrical and Electronics Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, has been elected to Winning Futures’ board of directors. Duffy’s 25-year career includes stops at IBM, Apple, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Sonos. His more notable accomplishments include creating a sourcing and supplier quality and engineering group for IBM that grew to more than 300 people and expanded from Shenzhen, China to Shanghai, Beijing, and Tianjin, and saving Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company more than $300 million annually by sourcing out of conventional high cost factories and regions to low cost suppliers.
Attracted by the automotive sector’s role in technology development and the impact that technically advanced vehicles will have in improving people’s lives, Duffy joined Ford Motor Company in March, 2017. He leads an organization of 200 people that spans globally across seven countries and focuses on vehicle connectivity, driver assist technologies and autonomous vehicle development, and centralizing Ford’s global technology sourcing.
“Matt is an exceptional innovator and leader, and we’re excited to welcome him to Winning Futures’ board of directors,” said Kristina Marshall, president and CEO, Winning Futures. “His knowledge and experience in emerging technologies will be extremely valuable as we continue expanding our Workforce Prep mentoring and leadership skills development program.”
Prior to joining the board of directors, Duffy served as our event chair for Corks & Forks – an annual wine tasting and dinner held at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. As a member of the board, he will assist with our long-term development in areas including strategic planning, finances, and fundraising.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be joining the Winning Futures’ board of directors,” said Duffy. “Having worked with Winning Futures over the past year, and seeing first-hand the successful impact their proven program is having on local students as they transition into young adulthood, I now look forward to becoming more deeply involved as a board member and contributing to their continued success and growth.”