COVINGTON, Ky. – Ashland Inc., a supplier of resin to the boat building industry, has elected Kathleen Ligocki to its board of directors, the company said Wednesday afternoon in a release.
Ligocki is president and CEO of Tower Automotive, Inc., a post to which she was named in August 2003. The Ashland board now consists of 12 members, 11 of whom are outside directors. James J. O’Brien, the company’s chairman and CEO, is the sole inside director.
Ligocki joined Tower Automotive from Ford Motor Co., where she was serving as a corporate officer and vice-president, Ford Customer Service Division. During her five-year tenure at Ford she held positions including president and chief executive officer, Ford of Mexico; vice president, North American Marketing, while overseeing Ford’s Canadian, Mexican and export operations; and director of business strategy, Ashland said.