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Ford Names New President Of Lincoln

Posted on July 22, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Among a series of high-level executive changes, Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday announced that Kumar Galhotra, the company’s vice president of engineering, will become a Ford vice president and president of Lincoln, starting Sept. 1.

This new dedicated position, reporting to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, is designed to accelerate Lincoln even further as a world-class luxury brand.

Galhotra becomes the most senior leader overseeing all Lincoln operations globally, including product development; marketing, sales and service; and all team members supporting the Lincoln brand. In his previous position, Galhorta was responsible for all Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally.
                        
In being named the company’s new dedicated global Lincoln leader, Galhotra will build on the brand’s recent product and sales momentum – including its recent expansion into China. Galhotra will oversee the development of the next generation of Lincoln vehicles as well as connect them with a new generation of Lincoln clients. His focus is to build on the appeal of Lincoln not only through its distinctive vehicles but also a world-class, luxury ownership experience.

“Now is the right time for the next chapter in accelerating Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand,” Fields said in a statement. “Kumar has more than 25 years of global product and business experience, including leading engineering for all of our Lincoln vehicles today. Being our dedicated senior Lincoln leader will serve our clients, employees and dealers extremely well going forward.”

Kumar Galhotra bio info here

Source: Lincoln Motor Company official press release here

Wall Street Journal article here

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