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Mark Kaufman currently serves as Ford’s global director of electrification, leading the company’s overarching strategy for electrified vehicles and heading up Ford Team Edison. Formed in October 2017, Ford Team Edison is the company’s dedicated global cross-functional battery electric vehicle team who have been challenged to think big and move fast to deliver vehicles and experiences that are uniquely Ford and focused on the customer. In this strategic role Kaufman is responsible for leading dozens of teams around the world all working collaboratively to bring electric vehicles, technology and services to market.
Kaufman joined Ford in 1989. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan. Kaufman’s personal interests include cycling and running. The two most challenging races during which he questioned his sanity for competing were the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii and a multi-day 120-mile Trail Running Race through the Rocky Mountains.