Ford Names Trevor Worthington VP of Global Product Development Ops
Ford Motor Company this month named Trevor Worthington, 55, its new vice president of Global Product Development Operations and Vehicle Programs. Worthington had served as vice president, Product Development, for Asia Pacific since 2013.
As the VP of Global Product Development Operations and Vehicle Programs, Worthington will oversee coordination of product development resource allocation, work to secure competitive material costs, and wrangle engineering expenses typical of the product development cycle. He will report directly to Ford Executive Vice President of Product Development and Purchasing Hau Thai-Tang.
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“With Trevor’s broad experience across some of the world’s fastest-growing markets, he will help us meet the needs of our diverse customer base by bringing together the best of Ford’s product development capabilities,” said Thai-Tang. “This will enable us to bring exciting new vehicles to market faster and more efficiently.”
Replacing Worthington in the role of vice president of Product Development for Asia Pacific is Graham Pearson, 52, who has been a member of the Ford team for 31 years. In his previous roles, he worked in product development in established and developing markets from China and the United States to Thailand and India. Pearson most recently served as vehicle line director, Cars and SUVs, Ford Asia Pacific.
“Graham’s deep experience across Asia Pacific — managing the delivery of multiple vehicle programs all the way from planning to production — will be an asset as he steps up to lead our PD organization in the region,” Thai-Tang said.
Both appointments took effect on Dec. 10.