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UDM Names Jim Holland to Board of Trustees

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July 12, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy’s Board of Trustees welcomes new member Jim Holland ’89 MBA of Ford Motor Company. Holland is vice president of vehicle component and system engineering for the automaker. With more than 30 years experience at Ford, Holland’s current role is central to the company’s commitment to developing vehicles with top quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology.

Jim HollandPreviously, Holland served as engineering director, Ford Asia Pacific based in Melbourne Australia overseeing a team of more than 1,500 engineers in Australia, India and China and Taiwan, responsible for designing, developing and launching vehicles within the Asia Pacific region and throughout the global markets. In the past 30 years, he has held positions as car and truck vehicle line director, responsible for the Ford Transit, Ranger, Everest, Falcon and Territory vehicle lines; chief engineer for the Ford Explorer vehicle program, responsible for the Explorer and chief program engineer for the Range Rover vehicle line within Land Rover, previously part of Ford Motor Company.

As an alumnus of University of Detroit with a master's in business administration and bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University, he has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers International for the past 30 years.

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