Phil Horlock was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Blue Bird in July 2023. Before then, he held the position of Blue Bird President and CEO since May 2023, a leadership role he previously maintained from April 2011 through November 2021.
Mr. Horlock has also served continuously on the company’s Board of Directors since April 2011. Prior to then, he held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Blue Bird starting in January 2010.
Before joining Blue Bird, Mr. Horlock spent more than 30 years with Ford Motor Company, where he held senior executive positions in Finance and Operations worldwide. His last three positions with Ford were Chairman & CEO of Ford Motor Land Development, Controller of Corporate Finance, and CFO Ford Asia Pacific & Africa. While at Ford, Mr. Horlock served on the Advisory Board of Mazda Motor Corporation and was previously a director on the board of LoJack Corporation.
Mr. Horlock holds a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Sheffield University in England. He also completed the Ford Executive Development Program (Capstone) through the University of Michigan.