Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles.
At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
Global Interior Design Director
Amko Leenarts is director of Global Interior Design for Ford Motor Company, responsible for the interior design strategy and implementation for both the Ford and Lincoln brands worldwide. He reports to Moray Callum, vice president of Design, Ford Motor Company. Leenarts graduated from the Academy of Arts in Groningen, Netherlands, with a degree in interior architecture. With a passion for car design, Leenarts went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating with a Master’s degree in Vehicle Design. After graduating in 2000, Leenarts worked at PSA Peugeot Citroën, where he held several interior design positions, leading the development of a number of production and concept cars, including the 508 and 208 production cars, as well as the SR-1, HR-1 and HX-1 concepts. Leenarts moved to Ford in June 2012 as Strategic Interior Design Director and oversaw the design of the all-new Ford GT interior, the first result of the new design language. He currently resides in Dearborn, where he is leading all global programs, developing versatile user-centric interior design concepts for the full line-up of current Ford and Lincoln vehicles and future models.