Gurminder Bedi retired from Ford Motor Company in 2001 as the vice president of North America Truck. Overseeing vehicle development and business and technical strategies, he was responsible for Ford’s $60-billion worldwide truck enterprise that included the North American F Series, Econoline, Explorer, Expedition, Escape, and Ranger. He joined Ford in 1971 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including president of Ford Argentina and Ford Brazil. He also served on several boards of joint ventures between Ford and its business partners.
Presently, Mr. Bedi is a managing partner of Compass Acquisitions, a private equity firm. He is also a director of KEMET Corporation and of Actuant Corporation, serving on each corporation’s governance and compensation committee.
Mr. Bedi earned a BS in mechanical engineering from George Washington University, and an MBA from the University of Detroit.