Jack Ford

30 Sept 2015

So we all know Jack Ford, the Senior Product Manager of the Kawasaki Engine Department, but do we really know him?

We thought why not get to know him a little more and find out his phobias and what he likes to do when he is not at work, if you can’t already guess from the picture.

Who is Jack, in five words?

Honest, fair, good listener, optimistic (glass always half full) and never promise what you can’t deliver. Slightly over 5 words but that is not an easy question!

Jack is the one on the left in the picture.


What keeps you motivated at Kawasaki Engines?

We supply a high quality leading range of engines to the professional market.  I'm always very happy to see one of our engines powering heavy duty working machinery.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?


What 4 people, dead or alive, would you invite for dinner?

Mahatma Ghandi, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul 2, My father

What do you do when not at work?

Fettling (Yorkshire speak for maintain) my historical vehicles. 

What phobias do you have?

Peeling oranges


Who are you inspired by?

Nelson Mandela 

Your proudest achievement?

Re-building the Kawasaki Engine Department and team which now works effectively to give good customer service across our trading area. 

Countryside or Seaside?

Countryside, I've always been an agricultural lad through and through. 

Favourite song?

Al Bowlly ‘love is the sweetest thing’ 

Favourite film?

Far from the Madding Crowd 

Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?

Spring, that is when everything is young, fresh and full of life


Where's your favourite holiday destination?

India, a fascinating complex country!!