Craig Brabec is the Director, Global Data Insights & Analytics within Ford Motor Company. As an enterprise champion of analytics, Craig provides the executive office, global supply chain, finance, HR, and business units with data insights to enable better decision making for the enterprise. This allows Ford to compete using analytics by providing predictive, accessible, achievable solutions to problems for the short-term & long-term benefit of the enterprise.
Craig has more than 25 years of experience working in corporate strategy and data analytics as well as manufacturing, construction, IT, supply chain and management consulting. He has a proven track record of driving value creation, growth and business performance. Prior to Ford, Craig was the first Senior Vice President, Data Analytics at McKesson Corporation, leading analytics for the Fortune 5 company worldwide.
Craig also served as the first Chief of Analytics for Caterpillar. Experience at Caterpillar included roles in strategy, IT, 6 Sigma, and supply chain. Prior to that, Craig was part of Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice where he served over 30 clients in several industries. He is accomplished at planning and leading organizational transformation efforts and has relevant experience in program management, including merger integration, divestiture and operational improvement initiatives. Craig served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps.
Craig serves on professional councils focused on advanced analytics and digital transformation, including the International Institute of Analytics. He is an advocate and mentor for the advancement of STEM programs across the globe, including USFIRST Robotics.
Craig has an MBA from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer. Craig is located in Dearborn, Michigan.