Ford Retail CEO Chris Hayden Departs

Ford of Europe Vice President Marketing Sales and Service, Roelant de Waard, said: "Chris has done a fantastic retail job for Ford over his many years of service and has profitably developed Ford Retail into a customer-focused business worthy of our best-ever range of products.

Ford Retail has announced the departure of CEO Chris Hayden, who set up and led the organisation for over ten years. Chris is leaving in order to join independent US-based dealer group Group 1 Automotive as Market Director, California.

Ford of Europe Vice President Marketing Sales and Service, Roelant de Waard, said: "Chris has done a fantastic retail job for Ford over his many years of service and has profitably developed Ford Retail into a customer-focused business worthy of our best-ever range of products. In due course we will be announcing a new leader who will continue the work started by Chris and take the business on to the next level."

Ford is expecting to announce a new CEO within the next few months. In the mean time, Angus Brown, Ford Retail Parts Operations Director, will be the acting CEO.

Published 20 June 2011 Staff

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