Oakville, Ontario – Ford Motor Company of Canada has announced that Dianne Craig has been appointed as president and CEO, effective November 1, 2011.

Craig replaces David Mondragon, who has served as president and CEO since August 2008.

“Dave’s contributions to Ford of Canada during the last three years have been significant,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s President of the Americas. “He led the team through one of the most tumultuous times in the industry and successfully grew the business, bringing new customers to Ford. This positive marketplace momentum will continue to build as Dianne shares her extensive dealer relations skills, sales background and marketing expertise with the Ford of Canada team.”

Craig was general manager for the Southeast Market Area in the U.S. from March 2009. In this role, she was responsible for all marketing, sales and service operations for 520 Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealers in five states. She joined the company in 1986 in an entry-level field position and has held a variety of sales and marketing positions, including advertising, product marketing, contests and incentives, and field operations.

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