David L. Schoch served as group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company and the additional role of chairman and CEO, Ford China. He announced his retirement May 25, 2017.
In his role, Schoch led the Company’s Asia Pacific and China operations from 2012 to 2017 during the biggest and most aggressive expansion within the region in Ford history. Under his leadership, China has been a significant driver of Ford’s growth globally – with the company’s most competitive vehicle lineup ever, 10 new plants, double the number of dealerships and the successful introduction of Lincoln.
Schoch has served in a variety of positions around the world since joining the company as a financial analyst in 1977. This includes serving as controller, The Americas, as well as executive director, Ford Canada, Mexico and South America Operations. He also served as chief financial officer and vice president of Strategic Planning for Ford of Europe. Before joining Ford of Europe, Schoch was chief financial officer of Ford Asia-Pacific Operations. Schoch’s extensive global experience also includes senior leadership positions in South America and South Africa.
Schoch, born in 1951, received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lycoming College and his MBA in Finance from Temple University. Schoch and his wife, Carol, have three daughters.