J.R. Petnkeu, Lincoln Operations Specialist at Ford Motor Company (Lincoln Division), is a key contributor to the East Market Area field team. In this role, he provides daily analysis, reporting, and business development tools necessary to improve dealer profitability and client experience for the Lincoln dealer network from Maine to Virginia.
Prior to this role, J.R. served as the Lincoln Brand Specialist for ten Lincoln dealerships in New York City and Long Island, the largest automotive luxury market in the United States. Responsibilities included developing dealer-level action plans, achieving all wholesale tasks, ensuring weekly scheduling of dealership orders, utilizing fast-turn analytics to improve sales velocity, and leading execution of Lincoln initiatives to ensure dealership participation. J.R.’s ability to build relationships, while aligning dealership objectives with Lincoln’s company objectives, enabled rapid success. J.R. started his career at Ford Motor Company in 2018.
Born in the West African country of Cameroon, J.R. immigrated to the United States via the Diversity Visa Lottery in 1997. Since moving to the United States, he has lived in four U.S. states growing up primarily in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his spare time, J.R. enjoys travel, professional soccer, and exercise.
J.R. holds a BBA in Operations & Technology Management and Marketing with certificates in Supply Chain Management and French Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. J.R. currently lives in Ridgefield, New Jersey.