Ford's new global powertrain boss will be based in Europe

  • 01-Oct-2012 10:27 EDT

While based in the U.S., Schamel was a key figure in the introduction of Ford's EcoBoost gasoline engine technology.

For the first time at Ford, the position of Director of Global Powertrain, Research and Advanced Engineering is occupied by an engineer based in Europe. Andreas Schamel recently was named to replace the recently retired Dan Kapp, who was based in Dearborn. In addition to leading Ford’s global powertrain activities, Schamel will retain his position as Joint Managing Director of Ford’s European Research Centre in Aachen, Germany—a role he shares with Pim van der Jagt. Schamel will continue to be based in Aachen. Previously Schamel was Chief Engineer Powertrain, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford of Europe. He will report to Paul Mascarenas, Ford’s Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering.

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