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Old 02-12-2004, 22:35   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

This afternoon we released a statement advising our employees, our dealers, and the media that I have accepted a job in Ford of Europe and will be leaving Australia towards the end of March.

I've enjoyed my time at Ford Australia immensely but the opportunity in Europe is too good to be true. We have announced my replacement in the same communication. His name is Tom Gorman and he is currently the General Sales Manager at Ford Division in the US. Tom is a long term car guy who will do a great job.

I'll still be around for a few weeks but I thought you would want to know before you read it in the papers.

Geoff
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Sad to see you go, we will enjoy Tom's presence on the forums as we have enjoyed yours.

Good luck with the new position, so you taking a FPV GT with you.

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Old 02-12-2004, 22:54   #3 (permalink)
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Geoff, Congratulations on your appointment and best of luck!
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Whoa, thats big news.

I hope you enjoy as much success overseas as you have here. Thanks for your distinguished service to the Ford community, I am sure everyone appreciates it as much as I have. All the best in your new quest!

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Firstly Congrats on your new position GP, Secondly lets hope that Tom Gorman is capable of continuing your hard work in furthering Ford Aus.......

ps - How bout sending some of the HIGHER performing Fords that Europe has to offer our way instead of just the boring ones......
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Certainly a surprise for me. It'll be a sad day for Ford Aus to see you go.

I'm sure Tom will be capable of filling your shoes. Good luck!
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All the best in your new position, your efforts will be greatly missed here in oz.
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Geoff, you will be sorely missed you have truely done wonders for Ford Australia. So are you going to get free weekly flights to see the Sydney Swans play AFL??? :)
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Congrats Geoff. All the best in Europe. Hopefully you can make Ford Europe as successful as you have here in Aus. Its sad to see you go :(
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Wow, I;m only 22 and I am beginning my New Vehicle Sales career on Monday morning at Power Ford in Castle Hill, Sydney!!! Sad to see me starting into the company with Uncle Geoff leaving! You've been great Mr Polites and to see what you've done to the company in order to turn it around. It's thanks to you that I'm working for Ford, now that things are getting really exciting and I have dreamt of aiming for DP or higher in my lifetime so I guess now there's a spot to filll. Shame I don't have a little more experience!!! Make sure you take the GT with you and hunt after Peter Hanenberger in his black Monaro on the German Autobahns... keep at him even in his retirement!!!

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