Hau Thai-Tang of Ford Motor Company joins The Henry Ford Board of Trustees

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Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company was elected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees at The Henry Ford.

His wealth of knowledge and global experience are invaluable to us as we take The Henry Ford forward by activating our Archive of American Innovation through new learning platforms for audiences around the world.

Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing for Ford Motor Company was elected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees at The Henry Ford.

“We are very pleased to welcome Hau to our Board of Trustees,” said Patricia Mooradian, president, The Henry Ford. “His wealth of knowledge and global experience are invaluable to us as we take The Henry Ford forward by activating our Archive of American Innovation through new learning platforms for audiences around the world.”

In his current role as group vice president of Global Purchasing, Thai-Tang is responsible for more than $100 billion in annual spending on production and non-production goods and services around the world.

Thai-Tang previously served as vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development. In this capacity, he directed all global engineering for car, truck, SUV and crossover vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands in support of the One Ford plan.

Prior to this role, Thai-Tang held several senior leadership positions in Product Development. He was executive director of Global Product Programs, and director of Advanced Product Creation and Special Vehicle Team (SVT). In these roles, he led the delivery of Ford's mainstream and high performance products from conception to launch across all regions.

Thai-Tang's international experience includes assignments in Cologne, Germany and four years serving as director of Product Development for Ford South America.

In 2001, the Automotive Hall of Fame awarded Thai-Tang the Young Leadership and Excellence Award. He was also named Asian Executive of the Year by On Wheels Inc. in 2006.

As a board member for The Henry Ford, Thai-Tang joins Chairman of the Board S. Evan Weiner, Vice Chairman Gerard M. Anderson, Vice Chairman Sheila Ford Hamp, President and Secretary Patricia E. Mooradian, Treasurer Lisa A. Payne and Trustees Lynn Ford Alandt, Paul R. Dimond, Edsel B. Ford II, Henry Ford III, William Clay Ford, Jr., George F. Francis III, Ralph J. Gerson, Christopher F. Hamp, Steven K. Hamp, John W. Ingle III, Elizabeth Ford Kontulis, Richard A. Manoogian, Alessandro F. Uzielli and Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser.

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized history destination that explores the American experience of innovation, resourcefulness and ingenuity that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates over 500 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this Emmy®-winning weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.

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