Industry - - Nov 21,2016
Ford Motor Company announced Mark Buzzell as the new President and Chief Executive Officer for its Canadian affairs. .
Ford Motor Company Canada has named a new president and CEO for its Canadian operations. Mark Buzzell, who is currently Ford’s general manager for the western market region in the United States is selected to handle the authority in Canada.
Mark Buzzell has replaced current president and CEO Diane Craig, who is managing the position since the past five years. Buzzell will take over this post from January 1, 2017. Whereas, Mrs. Craig will become the U.S director of sales for Ford.
Mark Buzzell has worked with Ford Motor Company since 1989 and has held numerous marketing, sales and service positions across the U.S as well as in Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Buzzell in a statement said, “I look forward to joining Ford of Canada’s winning team to lead the company’s efforts to be the most trusted and admired automotive brand in the country.” A business graduate from Pennsylvania State University, Buzzell also holds a post-graduate degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
During Dianne Craig’s tenure, Ford has been the best-selling automotive company in Canada for five consecutive years. Ford had previously planned investment of more than $1.4 billion in its Canadian operation and this investment powerfully encouraged the position of the industry in Canada’s economy. According to Ford’s president in America, Mr. Joe Hinrichs, Craig’s distinguished contributions to the company’s Canada operation makes her the apt person to construct future sales success in the United States. He also added in his statement, Mark Buzzell will be the eligible person to replace Craig.
Ford Motor Company recently negotiated a new four year agreement with Canadian employees. According to Unifor Canada, which represents approximately 6,700 workers at the automaker; Ford has promised to invest total $713 million at its Canadian operations.