CHONGQING, China — Nancy Smith, senior R&D manager at Changan Ford Automotive (CAF) Technology Development Center, has recently become the first international employee of the company to receive the “2012 Chongqing Friendship Award”, the top honor granted to an expatriate expert by the Chongqing government.
Sponsored by the Chongqing Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, the award is intended as recognition of foreign experts’ outstanding contribution to the economic and social development of Chongqing.
“The growth and development we’ve observed in Chongqing over this short period of time has been absolutely amazing,” Smith said at the award ceremony. “CAF and its engineers will continue to produce high quality and fuel efficient vehicles that better serve local customers’ needs.”
As a responsible corporate citizen, CAF is committed to providing the highest-quality vehicles equipped with the most advanced technologies.
“The prestigious award is a significant recognition of Changan Ford’s ongoing contribution to both the economic growth and the quality of life of Chongqing where we live and work every day,” said Marin Burela, President & CEO of Changan Ford Automobile.
“We attach great importance to technological research & development—and the professional development of our employees. 180 expatriate talents have been brought into CAF and 903 local CAF talents have been sent abroad to take part in advanced technology training programs. And we will continue to focus on investing in our employees’ success by providing the best possible technology training for them. Our success as a company comes from having a world-class team of talent, who all give 100 percent. We are committed to helping each and every employee achieve his or her potential. Together we are strong. Together we will go further to establish Changan Ford as one of the top car companies in China.” added Burela.