Ford Motor Co. announced the appointment of Brett Wheatley as CEO of TransLoc, one of the company’s subsidiaries that develops intelligent software solutions and services for transit agencies.
Wheatley, who will report to Scott Griffith, CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles (AV) and Mobility Businesses, will prioritize greater collaboration across Ford’s mobility and self-driving vehicle business. He will also tap existing synergies between TransLoc and Ford to further develop transit operations and the data infrastructure needed to power transportation solutions.
Previously serving as Ford’s director of Mobility Businesses, Wheatley was responsible for leading strategic growth within Ford AV. He also established the company’s international mobility expansion across Europe, India, and China.
In other roles during his 30-year tenure at Ford, Wheatley established and led the global marketing and sales team for Ford Smart Mobility, to drive demand with consumer, commercial, and city customers. He also led marketing and service initiatives for Ford across 13 Asia Pacific markets, based in Shanghai, China.
Founded in 2004, TransLoc develops comprehensive data-driven and accessible solutions for transit agencies’ on-demand and fixed-route services. After being acquired by Ford and merging with microtransit providers DoubleMap and Ride Systems, TransLoc now boasts more than 40 years of industry experience.