Ford Corporate Realignment Promises New Light
By Michelle Crimson
Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., earlier announced a corporate realignment. Said realignment delved into putting greater concentration on its worldwide market as well as customers without compromising assets and capabilities leverage.
Realignment carries with it a new structure. Now, Mark Fields, Ford of the Americas; Lewis Booth, Ford of Europe and the Premier Automotive Group; and John Parker, Ford of Asia Pacific and Africa, and Mazda; will all be reporting directly to Mulally. In regard to business units' support, Derrick Kuzak will lead global product development. Kuzak will also report directly to Mulally. He will continue managing product development for the Americas. He will also be supported by J Mays, who is responsible for Ford design.
Tony Brown, purchasing; Bennie Fowler, quality and advanced manufacturing engineering; Nick Smither, information technology; and Richard Parry-Jones, chief technical officer will now be reporting to the Ford CEO. Mulally's other direct reports is unchanged.
In an interview, Mulally said, "An integrated, global product development team supporting our automotive business units will enable us to make the best use of our global assets and capabilities and accelerate development of the new vehicles our customers prefer, and do so more efficiently. This new leadership will enable us to work together more effectively as one Ford team to continuously improve the quality, productivity and speed of our product development process."
Ford, an automotive industry leader, manufactures and distributes vehicles in 200 markets globally. It has about 100 plants and 300,000 workers around the globe. Ford units include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Ford vehicles are now aimed at excellent to boost the automaker's standing.
Ford's Jaguar unit is now concentrating on its concept car called C-XF, a four-door sedan set to make its debut at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The car boasts its engine mechanical Jaguar parts that signify the next-generation technology. "The Jaguar C-XF concept is the most dynamic and modern four-door car that Jaguar has ever created, a design showcase heralding the next generations of our sports saloon models," said Ian Callum, Jaguar director of design. "It signals a future for Jaguar that is as exciting as the C-XF itself."
About the Author
Michelle Crimson holds a degree in business administration. She is currently working as an editor in New Orleans, Louisiana. This 32 year old mother of two is also a car racing fanatic.
Article Source: http://www.simplysearch4it.com/article/47300.html
|If you wish to add the above article to your website or newsletters then please include the "Article Source: http://www.simplysearch4it.com/article/47300.html" as shown above and make it hyperlinked.|
| Some other articles by Michelle Crimson|
|Jaguar's New Entry for 2007: the all-new Jaguar C-XF|
"Great Jaguars turn heads in the street. They make people stop and pay attention. They evoke instant desire. That's what the C-XF does and that's what the next generation of Jaguars will do," says Ian Callum, ...
C-XF Shows Jaguar's Future Design Era
Jaguar pushes the green button and starts it futuristic design. The new design direction is imbibed in Jaguar C-XF concept car which will make its debut at the 2007 North American International ...
The Cat Dances In XK8 Convertible
The XK8 Convertible concept car that was flaunted by Jaguar at the Detroit Auto Show is making a graceful impact in the auto ...
XF: New Teaser From The Jag
The Jag in the auto industry has partly pulled the curtain covering its new teaser - the XF. Teaser image of ...
Jaguar XKR: headed for the Race Track
All-new Jaguar XKR is headed for the race track next year. The Jag is set to run in the FIA GT3 European Championship endurance series. ...
The Jaguar Modeled After An Actress' Body
It has certainly been interesting to learn that there is a new Jaguar model that has been modeled straight right out of the body ...