Executive Vice President Automotive OE Global Sales Ford & Senior Vice President Mobility
Bosch in North America
Paul Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of the mobility industry. He currently holds the position of executive vice president of sales for Bosch in North America. In this role, he is responsible globally for coordination of Bosch’s business with Ford Motor Company. He is also is responsible for sales, marketing, and quality operations in the North American region and serves as the regional lead for sales excellence in North America. Mr. Thomas leads the delivery of high-quality innovation and sales growth in the region, along with ensuring the ties to future mobility are considered in the products and services Bosch offers.
Since joining Bosch, Mr. Thomas has held senior leadership positions with increasing authority in the areas of production control, logistics, manufacturing, and business unit management. He spent several years abroad in Germany, with responsibilities in the areas of global product development and management.
Mr. Thomas serves on the United Way for Southeastern Michigan Campaign Cabinet and is the executive champion for United Way at Bosch. He is also an active member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and SAE International.
Mr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University, and an MBA from Wayne State University. He completed an immersive management regimen at Carnegie Mellon University, with a distinct focus on innovation and the management of global teams.