Linda Zhang is responsible for leading the team behind the development of the F-150 Lightning, Ford’s first electric F-150 pickup. Zhang assumed this role in September 2018 when development began. She has been with Ford for 26 years and joined the company after graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. She has held several positions across the Ford organization, including manufacturing, product development, finance, and corporate strategy. Zhang was featured on the cover of Time magazine in November 2021, representing the team electrifying the world’s most popular truck.