October 16, 2007

Ex-Toyota manager named Group Vice President at Ford

Jim Farley
Jim Farley. Click image to enlarge

Dearborn, Michigan – The Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Jim Farley as Group Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Farley will join Ford in mid-November, after nearly 20 years in leadership positions at Toyota and Lexus.

Concurrently, Toyota Motor Sales USA announced that Scion Vice-President Mark Templin will succeed Farley as group vice president and general manager of Lexus.

Farley will be Ford’s most senior marketing leader and will report directly to company president and CEO Alan Mulally. The company says that Farley will work with Ford’s worldwide business unit leaders and global product development organization to connect more closely with customers through integrated marketing, advertising, digital communications, brand development, product planning, research, product communications and public relations. Ford’s global communications and public relations team will now report to him.

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