FordDirect Names Raj Singh as CIO

                      FordDirect Names Raj Singh as CIO

Company appoints Raj Singh to new chief information officer position

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FordDirect, a joint venture
between Ford Motor Company and its franchise dealers, has named Raj Singh as
chief information officer (CIO), a new position on FordDirect's executive

As CIO, Singh oversees a department of professionals and more than 50
technology providers and vendors, and is responsible for technology
compliance, infrastructure management, data security and technical innovation
at FordDirect.

"Raj's comprehensive experience across all aspects of IT projects is a
tremendous asset to FordDirect," said Stacey Coopes, chief executive officer
at FordDirect. "His background and expertise in strategic planning, regulatory
compliance and technical deployments is instrumental as FordDirect continues
to build information technology capabilities and deliver even more robust
digital offerings to our customers."

With more than 20 years of experience, Singh has a deep history of
identifying, designing and implementing business processes that increase
efficiencies while fulfilling corporate and regulatory requirements. At
FordDirect, Singh is focused on developing information technology strategies
to guide the company through its next stage of business growth. As an
executive team member, Singh reports to Coopes.

Prior to joining FordDirect, Singh was most recently the executive director of
IT at Consumers Energy, where he led a portfolio of more than 200 applications
and over 400 global technology resources including vendor partner resources.
Singh was also responsible for building a flexible, nimble delivery model,
including all aspects of information technology related to business
intelligence and IT transformation.

Singh holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a Master in Business
Administration from Michigan State University and a Master of Program
Management from George Washington University. He is also Project Management
Professional-certified (PMP), SAP COE-certified, and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

About FordDirect
FordDirect ( is a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and
its franchised dealers to create a comprehensive Web presence for dealers and
provide digital marketing and advertising services that help dealers sell more
cars and trucks. FordDirect provides dealers new and pre-owned digital
marketing and advertising services, call tracking, lead management solutions,
dealer websites, search optimization and marketing, database marketing,
marketing services for regional dealer advertising groups and other digital
services. FordDirect is headquartered in Dearborn, Mich.

SOURCE FordDirect

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