Phil Tighe has been Blue Bird's Chief Financial Officer since March 2012. Before joining Blue Bird, Mr. Tighe worked for the Ford Motor Company for 36 years, holding a variety of positions that included financial control and strategic planning, both domestically and internationally, and has been stationed in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
Immediately prior to joining Blue Bird, Mr. Tighe was based in Shanghai with Ford where he was Executive Director of Strategy and Business Planning from 2006 to 2011. His prior positions included Vice President, Finance and Planning Ford Asia Pacific & Africa, CFO Ford Mexico, CFO Mazda Europe and CFO Ford Venezuela. Mr. Tighe received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and his MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.