Burt Jordan

Burt Jordan is the President of Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corporation which is a newly organized $345 Million
Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SPAC) focused on the next generation mobility.
Jordan, retired from Ford Motor Company during the summer of 2020. Prior to retiring, Jordan was the vice
president, Global Purchasing Operations and Supply Chain Sustainability. He was responsible for driving strategy,
transformational growth and efficiencies through program growth delivery, purchasing strategy and supply chain
Prior to this role, Jordan was elected a corporate officer and named vice president, Global Vehicle and Powertrain
Purchasing and Supplier Diversity, in 2013. Jordan was responsible for all commodity-related purchasing and
supplier sourcing around the world.
Early on, Jordan served as executive director, Global Vehicle and Powertrain Purchasing, a position he held from
July 1, 2010. His group was responsible for procurement of production and powertrain parts and commodities for
Ford Motor Company operations worldwide. Jordan also oversaw Supplier Diversity Development and Global
Supply Risk Management.
Jordan spent several years (Sept. 2001 – Oct 2004) working with Ford and Mazda purchasing in Asia. On Oct. 1,
2004, he was named director, purchasing, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, where he managed overall purchasing
activities for operations in Australia, India, South Africa, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. He was
named deputy general manager of the purchasing division for Mazda in April 2002. He joined Ford in 1999 after
stints with General Motors, Toyota and United Technologies.
Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He was also
appointed to the United States Air Force Academy.
African Americans On Wheels Magazine recognized Jordan as one of the “70 Most Influential African American
Men in the Automotive Industry.” In 2011, Jordan was recognized in the book, “Driven, A Tribute to AfricanAmerican Achievement in the Automotive Industry.” In 2010 and 2011, Jordan’s outstanding commitment to
diversity was recognized by Automotive News, which named him an “All-Star for Minority Business.” Jordan was
also elected in 2019 to the Michigan Minority Business Hall of Fame and in 2020 he was named Chief Procurement
Officer (CPO) of the Year by the National Minority Business Development Council (NMSDC)
Jordan, born in March 1967, serves on the board of directors of Xos, Inc. and a number of civic and community
focused organizations (Focus Hope, Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, Rhonda Walker Foundation,
CATCH and The National Multiple Sclerosis Michigan Chapter). He previously served as a trustee for Alma College