Green Festival Speakers
Mike Tinskey leads the company’s sustainability activities for electric vehicles and infrastructure. His focus is to develop and implement new business models, products, and partnerships to ensure success for Ford plug-in hybrids and full battery electric vehicles globally. Prior to this role, Mike led the Product Planning and Program Management activities globally for hybrid electric vehicles and was responsible for developing and implementing Ford's electric vehicle strategy that was announced in January 2009. Mr. Tinskey has held a variety of leadership positions during his career with Ford, which began in 1991. This includes director roles in Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Business Development, and Advanced Product Engineering. A common thread among these positions is that he was charged with identifying and implementing game-changing technologies and new business models – and developing strategies and partnerships to implement them flawlessly. Mike holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and earned an MBA in Finance from University of Michigan. He holds three global patents in fuel systems.