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 Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes

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DEARBORN, Mich., – Ford Motor Company today is announcing a series of changes in its senior leadership team as it continues to deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth.

David Leitch, general counsel and group vice president of Ford Motor Company, has elected to retire after more than 10 years at Ford. While at Ford, Leitch, 54, has led the company’s litigation, tax, corporate and intellectual property efforts. He also has advised the company’s board of directors and senior management on a range of legal issues and oversees the General Auditor’s Office.

• David Leitch, general counsel and group vice president of Ford Motor Company, elects to retire
• Bradley Gayton named general counsel and vice president of Ford Motor Company, succeeding Leitch and elected a Ford Motor Company officer
• Jeff Wood, vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe, elects to retire
• Linda Cash named vice president, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe, succeeding Wood and elected a Ford Motor Company officer
• Peter Fleet named vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific, and elected a Ford Motor Company officer
• Gary Johnson, currently vice president, Manufacturing, Asia Pacific, will repatriate to the U.S. and lead a special assignment related to Global Manufacturing Planning
• Bill Russo named vice president, Manufacturing, Asia Pacific, succeeding Johnson and elected a Ford Motor Company officer

Read the full release here.

  

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10/20/2015 9:00 AM