Ford announces changes to senior leadership team

  • 23-Jul-2014 11:09 EDT
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Ford announced several changes to its senior leadership team, including the retirement of Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering. (From left: Paul Mascarenas; Ken Washington, Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering; Kumar Galhotra, Vice President and President of Lincoln; and Jim Holland, Vice President, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering.

Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, will retire after 32 years at Ford, effective Oct. 1. Mascarenas, an SAE Fellow, joined Ford in 1982 and served in leadership positions in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States in product planning, program management, body engineering, and powertrain. Mascarenas also established Ford's first-ever laboratory in Silicon Valley and played a key role in developing Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility. Ken Washington has been named Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, effective Aug. 18 and will succeed Mascarenas. Previously, Washington served as Vice President of the Space Technology Advanced Research & Development Laboratories at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems company. Kumar Galhotra, current Vice President of Engineering, has been named Vice President and President of Lincoln, effective Sept. 1. The new position is designed to further accelerate Lincoln as a luxury brand. Galhotra will be the most senior leader overseeing all of Lincoln operations globally, including product development, marketing, sales, and service, and all team members supporting the Lincoln brand. Succeeding Galhotra is Jim Holland (SAE Member, 1984), who has been named Vice President, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering, effective Sept. 1.


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