Ford Announces Senior Management Changes While Continuing Progress on Transformation

first_imgDEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. yesterday announced the retirement of two senior executives and additionally announced a series of key leadership changes to further strengthen Ford’s management team and support the company’s “One Ford” transformation plan. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Peter Daniel, 62, senior vice president and controller, Ford Motor Co., is retiring effective Oct. 1, after 38 years with Ford. Daniel joined Ford in 1971 and has held finance positions in numerous markets, including Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil. Prior to his current assignment, he served as controller of the Americas and president of Ford Asia Pacific and Africa. Darryl Hazel, 61, senior vice president and president, Ford Customer Service Division, is retiring after 37 years with the company. He will serve as a special adviser to Ford on global service initiatives through the end of the year. Hazel joined Ford in 1972 and served in several senior level marketing, sales and service roles, including president of Lincoln Mercury division and president of Ford division. He has been in his current position since 2006. Succeeding Daniel will be Bob Shanks, 56, who currently is vice president and controller of Ford’s Americas operations. Shanks becomes vice president and controller, Ford Motor Co., on Sept. 1. He will report to Lewis Booth, Ford executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will work with Daniel to ensure a seamless transition. Shanks has been a corporate officer of Ford since July 2004, when he was elected vice president, Operations Support, Finance and Strategy, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group (PAG). Prior to that assignment, Shanks served as chief financial officer for PAG, as well as for Mazda Motor Corp. In addition to other finance positions within Ford’s North America, South America and Asia Pacific and Africa operations, he led the business development activities in Ford’s Asia Pacific operations.Advertisement Dave Schoch, 58, currently head of Canada, Mexico and South America, will become controller, the Americas, effective Sept. 1. Schoch has held several key finance roles within Ford’s global operations, including chief financial officer of both Ford of Europe and Ford Asia Pacific. Schoch will report to Mark Fields, Ford’s president, the Americas, in his new role. Jim Farley, 47, group vice president, Global Marketing and Canada, Mexico and South America operations, will continue his role as Ford’s global marketing leader, reporting to Alan Mulally. Effective Sept. 1, he adds leadership of Ford’s operations in Canada, Mexico and South America, reporting to Fields. Concurrent with Farley’s expanded operational role, Ray Day, vice president, communications, now will report to Mulally. Ken Czubay, 60, is appointed to the expanded role of vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. He now reports to Fields. Reporting to Czubay and succeeding Hazel will be Frederiek Toney, who is elected vice president, Ford Customer Service Division and a corporate officer of Ford Motor Co., effective Sept. 1. Toney, 53, joined Ford in 2000 after a career at Caterpillar and Honda. He has served as director, North American logistics, FCSD; director, North American operations, Material Planning and Logistics; and director, global parts supply and logistics, FCSD. He was named to his current position, executive director, Material Planning and Logistics in November 2005.last_img read more