Gary A. Quick, AIAG industry executive on loan from Ford Motor Co. since January 1999, directs the development of a number of North American automotive industry-wide efficiency improvement initiatives — including the Automotive Network eXchange (ANX), a multiprovider e-business network.
With more than 31 years of service at Ford, Quick has solid experience in purchasing and supplier relations. Before becoming a full-time executive on loan to AIAG, Quick had served since January 1997 as executive director of vehicle procurement operations for Ford Automotive Operations. In this position, he was responsible for production part procurement for Ford's North American assembly and stamping plants.
Quick joined Ford in 1968 as a college co-op student with the Metal Stamping and Transmission & Chassis Divisions. From 1972-77 he was promoted to several buying positions within Ford Purchasing, advancing to an administrative supervisor post in North American Automotive Operations Purchasing. He also served as a senior buyer of specialty and interior plastics from 1978-80.
Quick was named export programs manager with Latin American Automotive Operations in 1980 and international supplier development and relations manager. From 1985-87 he worked as supply manager for the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker's Climate Control Division, subsequently becoming procurement manager for Transmission & Chassis, Drivetrain and Electrical Parts from 1988-93.
In 1994, Quick was named director of Electrical and Electronics Core Production Purchasing, and in 1996, executive director of Facilities, Materials and Services Purchasing.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from the University of Cincinnati and studied under the executive program at the University of Michigan.