Former Product Chief Nair to Head Ford North America; Armstrong Moves Up

The automaker Ford has continued to tinker with their upper management chain of command. After the CEO position saw Mark Fields leave the company, Jim Hackett has claimed the former’s title. In addition, many executives have received promotions and new designations as Ford looks to re-balance their staff and set themselves up on the right course to profitability.

Key Takeaways:

  • Raj Nair, 52, will officially take on the role of president of Ford North America June 1st, reporting to Farley, Ford’s new head of global markets.
  • Steven Armstrong will be head of Ford of Europe, Middle East & Africa.
  • The head of Ford’s Asia-Pacific division, Dave Schoch, plans to retire at the age of 66. He’ll hand the reins over to current Asia sales director Peter Fleet on July 1st.

“After Monday’s corporate shakeup at Ford Motor Company, which saw former CEO Mark Fields replaced with Jim Hackett and the elevation of Joe Hinrichs and Jim Farley up company ranks, the automaker has announced more appointments.”