Ford UAW Strike and product production update

Village of Elk Grove Village Jack Gray
Oct 01, 2023 04:53 PM 0 Answers General
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UAW Strike

Pleases read attached letter from Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO


Please read the Fleet Distribution News Bulletin attached for all order bank and constraint information.  This can also be found on

  • 23MY PIU – I do not have information yet as to how the strike will affect production but will share as soon as we know
  • 24MY F150 – Race Red is available as VSO
  • 24MY Lightning – order bank opens 10-4
  • 24MY Transit – order bank opens 12-11
  • 25MY PIU interior is a carryover - Only change to the non ICS equipped center stack was the fitment of the new 8” screen

Personnel Announcement

After 31+ years with Ford Motor Company, Philip Podgorny, Ford Pro, General Manager, Commercial and Govt Sales has elected to retire at the end of September.

Philip started his career back in the early 90’s working the midnight shift at the Detroit Parts Distribution Center (PDC) as a college student at Western Michigan University.  He joined Ford full time in April of 1993 as a Ford college graduate taking phone calls at the Customer Assistance Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Early in his career he held numerous positions in the California Region from 1994 – 2004 honing his automotive skills, including Zone Manger, Dealer Operations Manager, Planning and Distribution Manager and District Manager. In 2004, his journey took him back to Dearborn, Michigan where he was a Franchise Coordinator, C&I Manager and promoted to Field Operations Manager for the East.  In 2010, he moved to Dallas, Texas to become the Southwest Sales and Marketing Manager.  In 2013, he was named Boston Regional Manager.  In 2015, he was promoted and led US Dealer Relations and later US Fleet Service Operations.  Philip has been General Manager, Commercial and Govt Sales, US and Canada since 2020, where his product expertise, innovative mindset and client relationships are unmatched in the industry.  Please join me in thanking Philip for his dedicated service to the Company and his many significant contributions over the years.

Greg Wood is assigned Ford Pro, General Manager, Commercial and Govt Sales replacing Philip.  Greg Wood has been with Ford Motor Company for 28 years, most recently as the Lincoln U.S. Sales and Service Manager for the past 6 years.  Previously, Wood was the Ford Dallas Regional Manager for sales and service.  Since starting with Ford Motor Company in 1995, he has served on the finance staff and has also held managerial sales and marketing positions in Atlanta, Detroit, Cincinnati and Orlando.  Wood, whose father owns a car dealership outside of Pittsburgh, PA, has an affinity and passion for the automotive retail business.  Wood received his undergraduate degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995, specializing in finance.  He and his wife, Daria, live in Northville, MI and have four children. Contact information – and cell 321.277.9498.

Beth Brown

Government Sales Manager, North Central Region


M: (313) 595-4384


Download all attachments as a zip file

  • Scheduling Fleet DNB 9.29.2023.xlsm
  • Message from T. Cannis to Ford Pro Customers 09.29.23‌finalpdf.pdf

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