Ford Motor Company today announced the retirements of three long-serving global executives – Kenneth R. Kent, vice president and treasurer; Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe; and Bill Russo, vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Asia Pacific – effective at the end of the year.
As part of Ford Motor Company’s global transformation, the Company today announced it is reorganizing its Asia Pacific operations to accelerate a return to profitable growth and announced the hiring of a new president and CEO for Ford China.
Ford Motor Company today announced that Elena Ford has been named Chief Customer Experience Officer. In this role, she will lead the organization responsible for creating a world-class customer experience throughout the entire ownership cycle. The company also announced that John Savona is named vice president, North American Manufacturing.
Ford Motor Company today announced the creation of a new Enterprise Product Line Management organization as it continues to transform to meet emerging customer needs, drive top-line growth and maximize returns.
Ford Motor Company today announced it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalize on market opportunities. The company also detailed key organizational changes designed to improve its operational fitness and drive profitable growth.