Raymond (Ray) Day provides consulting services for Ford Motor Company.
Before this role, he served as group vice president, Communications from March 2013 to May 2017. Day previously served as vice president, Communications since November 2007.
Day joined Ford in 1989 and spent most of his career leading Ford’s global communications and
public relations activities among Ford’s external and internal related to the company’s products, design, manufacturing, sales, marketing, brand development and corporate issues. Before being named a vice president, he served as executive director of Global Corporate Communications and executive director of Global Automotive Communications.
Day was based for four years in Europe, serving as head of Ford’s European Product Public Affairs and living in Germany and the U.K. He led development of the communications strategy and introduction of the Ford Focus in Europe in 1998 and in North America in 1999. The Focus became one of the few cars ever to be named Car of the Year by automotive writers in both Europe and North America.
Early in his Ford career, Day led the company’s print and television employee communications network, helping it become an internal communications benchmark throughout the industry. He was a newspaper reporter and editor in the Detroit area before joining Ford.
Day, born in 1966, is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. He currently serves on the boards of the Automotive Hall of Fame and Detroit Public Television. He also is a member of the organizing committee of The Seminar for public relations and a member of the Arthur W. Page Society.