Joe Hinrichs to Provide Keynote at SP Innovation Summit

Co-hosted with The Ohio State University on July 26-27, 2023, the 2023 Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Innovation Summit is a premier event focused on building understanding of critical barriers impacting the sustainability of the automotive value chain and working towards practical solutions to accelerate innovation in support of industry sustainability priorities.

We are pleased to announce that Joe Hinrichs, President and CEO of CSX, will be joining us as an opening keynote speaker for the Summit.

Joe Hinrichs, a leader with more than 30 years of experience in the global automotive, manufacturing, and energy sectors, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX in September 2022. Hinrichs brings to CSX a commitment to operational excellence, experience building global businesses through investment in people and culture, and a deep understanding of balancing safety and efficiency in a complex industry.

Hinrichs previously served as President of Ford Motor Company’s global automotive business. In that role, he led the company’s $160-billion automotive operations, overseeing Ford’s global business units and the Ford and Lincoln brands, as well as leading all of Ford’s automotive skill teams, including Product Development, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Labor Affairs, Marketing and Sales, Government Affairs, Information Technology, and Sustainability, Safety and Environmental Engineering. Other titles he held at Ford include President of Global Operations, President of the Americas, President of Asia Pacific and Africa, Chairman and CEO of Ford China, and Chairman & CEO of Ford Canada. Hinrichs has also held executive roles in global manufacturing and materials planning, and logistics.

Please visit our event website for more information on the Summit’s agenda and the 50+ speakers that will be joining us to share their insights on sustainability and innovation in the automotive value chain.

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