COLOGNE, Germany - @Ford Online’s series of in-depth interviews with senior Ford of Europe executives continues this month with Alan Draper, vice president, Purchasing, Ford of Europe.
Draper is responsible for overseeing purchasing for the Ford brand throughout Europe. He was previously director, Purchasing, and Team Value Management (TVM), Ford of Europe, a position he held from April 2008.
Prior to that, he was director, TVM between December 2005 and March 2008, and was director for Programme Purchasing in Ford of Europe between 2000 and the end of 2005.
After joining Ford of Britain in 1979, he first worked at Southampton Plant where he was a systems analyst in the material planning and logistics function. He has held a number of supervisory and managerial positions within Ford's European Purchasing organization, including launch responsibility for Mondeo, Focus, Transit and Fiesta models.
Married with two children, he counts golf, running, watching cricket and Rugby football as his hobbies.