Ford Announces Seven Leadership Moves
Ford on Tuesday announced a number of leadership changes within the company, primarily affecting the company’s legal team and its operations in Europe and Asia.
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David Leitch, the company’s general counsel and group vice president, has elected to retire after a decade with the company. He will be succeeded by Bradley Grayton, who currently serves as the company’s corporate secretary and assistant general counsel and has been in those roles since April 2012. No replacement for Grayton was announced.
Jeff Wood, Ford of Europe’s vice president of Manufacturing, has also elected to retire after 30 years with the company and three-plus years in the role. Wood will be succeeded by Linda Cash, who has also been elected a Ford Motor Company Officer. Cash is currently Ford of Europe’s director of Vehicle Operations and has served that role since March 2015; her successor is as-yet unnamed.
Peter Fleet has been elected a Ford Motor Company officer and assumes the role of vice president, Marketing Sales and Service, Asia Pacific, effective December 1. Gary Johnson, the current vice president, Manufacturing, Asia Pacific, will be relocating to the United States and taking on a “special assignment” related to Global Manufacturing Planning. He will be succeeded by Bill Russo, who is also elected a Ford Motor Company Officer.
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