Ford Motor Co. vice president to keynote Purdue Green Week

October 16, 2015  

Kimberly Pittel

Kimberly Pittel
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Office of University Sustainability will host Kimberly Pittel, vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering at Ford Motor Co., during Green Week (Oct. 19-24) to lecture on "The Future of Mobility: Sustainability and Innovation."

Pittel will be the keynote lecturer at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 21) in the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering Kurz Atrium, with a reception to follow at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Pittel is responsible for Ford’s global environment and safety strategy, policy and performance and assuring that Ford meets or exceeds all safety and environmental regulations worldwide. Pittel serves as Ford’s top environmental and safety officer.

Since joining Ford in 1985, Pittel has held a number of leadership positions within manufacturing, product development, quality and purchasing and serving as director of quality in the Americas. She took her current job in January.

Pittel has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan, and she holds a master’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University.

Registration is not required for the lecture, but space is limited.

The keynote lecture is one of many events happening during Green Week. For more information, visit

Sources:  Michael Gulich, Purdue director of University Sustainability, 765-494-7030,

Todd Wenzel, Ford Motor Company, 313-805-4583, 

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