September 13, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
  • 10,000 Ford Volunteers Unite for their Communities During Eighth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring
  • All-New Kuga Awarded Five Stars for Safety by China NCAP
  • Video Corner: Mustang II: The Unsung Hero
  • Outside Voices: (BizBash) Further with Ford Featured in the Top 15 Most Innovative Meetings for 2013

 



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Henry Ford 150th

Ford Leadership
Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes

Ford Motor Company today is announcing a series of changes within its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company's One Ford plan for profitable growth.

Ken Czubay, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, has elected to retire, after working for more than four decades in the automotive industry. In parallel, John Felice is elected a Ford Motor Company officer and named vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

To read the full article, click here


Ford Blue Oval
Ford Names James P. Hackett and John C. Lechleiter to Board of Directors

Ford Motor Company announced today the election of James P. Hackett and John C. Lechleiter to the company's board of directors. Hackett's appointment is effective immediately, while Lechleiter will join the board Oct. 1.

To read the full article, click here

Ford News
Blue Oval
10,000 Ford Volunteers Unite for their Communities During Eighth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring

About 10,000 members of the Ford Volunteer Corps are joining together to tackle more than 200 projects on six continents during the eighth annual Ford Global Week of Caring.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Raptor
Strong Customer Demand Drives Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Sales to New Heights

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck, continues to find new fans and sales success.

To read the full article, click here.

Dogs Ride Inside
Ford and American Humane Association Remind Pickup Truck Drivers: Dogs Ride Inside

Ford and the American Humane Association have teamed up in a new pet safety campaign to remind pickup truck drivers that dogs should never ride in the bed of a pickup truck. Called "Dogs Ride Inside," the campaign reminds all drivers that simple, basic actions can prevent serious injury or death while transporting a beloved family pet.

To read the full article, click here.


Paul Mascarenas
Paul Mascarenas Speaks to FREE Alumni Group

This month, Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president, Research and Innovation, updated the Ford Retired Engineering Executives (FREE) club on how Ford is fostering the culture of innovation and thriving off of current technologies to enhance future products.

To read the full article, click here.



Moving Assembly Line
Game Changer: The Moving Assembly Line

When Henry Ford began making cars in the early 1900s, "state-of-the-art" manufacturing meant car bodies delivered by horse-drawn carriage, with teams of workers assembling automobiles atop sawhorses. Fortunately for the future of industry, these archaic practices came to an end Oct. 7, 1913.

To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes
Ford Kuga
All-New Kuga Awarded Five Stars for Safety by China NCAP

The all-new Ford Kuga continues to deliver on safety standards.

The Kuga was recently awarded a five-star crash safety rating by the China New Car Assessment Program, (C-NCAP). This adds to the five stars it has already received from Euro NCAP, the European equivalent, and A-NCAP, the Australian equivalent.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Sollers Award
Ford Sollers Wins Prestigious Russian Award

Ford Sollers has received a special award inscribed: "For success in the development of the Russian market." The award was announced at the Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia awards ceremony in Moscow, which took place earlier this week at the COMTRANS 2013 exhibition.

To read the full article, click here.

Peter Lawson
Peter Lawson Retires After 35 Years with Ford

Peter Lawson, vice president, Operations, South Africa, has elected to retire from the company. Since joining Ford Australia as a graduate trainee in 1978, Lawson has held a wide range of manufacturing positions including engineering, supervision, launch, new model programs as well as plant manager and vice president positions.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Mustang II
Mustang II: The Unsung Hero

Mustang II was more of a return to the premise of the original 1965 model, light, nimble and affordable.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices
Further with Ford Featured in the Top 15 Most Innovative Meetings for 2013
(BizBash) The strategy and design of conferences, conventions, trade shows and meetings continue to evolve as hosts embrace new models for engagement, social media integration, pricing and sustainability. To read the full article, click here.

GM Shows 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
(Detroit Free Press) General Motors revealed redesigned large sport-utility vehicles — Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL — which are among the company’s most profitable vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

Fiat No Closer on Deal Chrysler Stake
(Detroit Free Press) Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is no closer to a deal to take full ownership of Chrysler, which in the meantime is moving ahead on the formalities for an initial public offering. To read the full article, click here.

Automakers Don't Have Enough Cars to Keep Up with Buyers
(TIME) Car dealerships sold a ton of new vehicles last month, but they could have moved even more — if only they had more cars on hand to sell. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
East Concourse (between the cafeteria and auditorium) Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets
Kings Island Tickets
Golf Michigan Play Books
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

Directory
Directory Information
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