July 22, 2014

Ford announces new Senior Leadership Team Members for Lincoln

Paul Mascarenas, Chief technical Officer and Vice-President, Research and Advanced Engineering, has elected to retire after 32 years at Ford, effective October 1, 2014. He is being succeeded by Dr. Ken Washington, who is named Vice-President, Research
and Advanced Engineering, effective August 18, 2014. Reporting to Raj Nair, Group Vice-President, Global Product Development, Washington most recently was Vice-President of the Space Technology Advanced Research & Development Laboratories at Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Company.

In addition, Kumar Galhotra - currently Vice-President of Engineering, responsible for all Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally - is named Vice-President and President of Lincoln, effective September 1, 2014. This new dedicated position, reporting to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, is designed to accelerate Lincoln even further as a world-class luxury brand. Galhotra becomes the most senior leader overseeing all Lincoln operations globally, including product development; marketing, sales and service; and all team members supporting the Lincoln brand.

Succeeding Galhotra is Jim Holland, who is named Vice-President, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering, effective September 1, also reporting to Nair.

"These changes underscore our commitment to build on the success of our One Ford plan by accelerating our pace of progress," said Mark Fields. "They also make clear we are serious about Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand and that product excellence and innovation are what will deliver growth and define our entire company going forward."


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