Frederiek Toney was recognized during the all-digital Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference held February 11-13. He has served as president of the global Ford customer service division (FCSD) since 2009. Under his leadership, FCSD has become one of the most profitable business portfolios at Ford Motor Company.
FCSD leads the global parts supply and logistics at 65 facilities worldwide and leads a service engineering team providing input into future product design.
The Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for Career Achievement honors professionals who have made significant achievements in industry or government.
Toney, a 20-year Ford veteran, thanked the company and his family for making the achievement possible. “I never imagined receiving this prestigious award,” he said. “I appreciate the important work that the BEYA sponsors do and I hope this recognition inspires kids to pursue STEM-related careers.”
Toney is also an advocate for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and a mentor to many students and early-career professionals.
“I have worked directly with Toney in support of Ford’s reboot of our diversity, equity, and inclusion program in response to our nation’s recent focus on racial injustice and inequities,” said Ken Washington, chief technology officer of Ford Motor Company. “As with all other things Frederiek touches, this effort is benefitting from his strong leadership, commitment to excellence, and passion for treating people right.”