Ex-Ford executive appointed to BorgWarner board

Jessica Thompson

BorgWarner has appointed Hau Thai-Tang, who retired last year after a long career at Ford Motor Co., to its board of directors.

Thai-Tang held top roles in Ford’s product development and purchasing departments in his 34 years at the automaker. BorgWarner, in a Wednesday news release, praised Thai-Tang for developing “an industry leading product portfolio of digitally connected ICE and BEV vehicles” while at Ford.

“Hau’s extensive industry experience and his forward-looking perspective around electrification transformation make him a solid complement to our board,” said Alexis Michas, BorgWarner’s non-executive chairman.

At Ford, Thai-Tang served as the top supplier liaison and managed its supply chain during several major challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing microchip shortage. In 2018, he was selected as an Automotive News All-Star for his work keeping F-Series pickup production from being disrupted by a supplier fire.

Thai-Tang led Ford’s product development and purchasing organizations during development of the Bronco SUV, Maverick pickup and Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. He retired as the company’s chief industrial platform officer.

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