U.S.A.:Ford VP Ligocki to resign
By Amy Wilson
Automotive News / July 28, 2003
Kathleen Ligocki, 46, vice president of Ford Motor Co.'s customer service division, is resigning from the company.
Ligocki declined to discuss her new position pending an official announcement. She will continue to work in the automotive industry. "I'm really happy, I can tell you that," Ligocki said. "It's a new opportunity for me. I love automotive. Don't ask me why - some of us fall in love with this business."
Ligocki joined Ford in 1998 after stints at supplier United Technologies Corp. and at General Motors' Delco Electronics. She was recruited to Ford after making a presentation for United Technologies at a business meeting attended by former CEO Jacques Nasser and former CFO Martin Inglis.
Ligocki, who was eager for an operational role at Ford, has led the service division since Aug. 1, 2002. She previously was vice president of North America marketing and also had posts handling strategy and business development. She was president and CEO of Ford of Mexico in 2000 and 2001.
Ford is working on naming a replacement for Ligocki, she said. The customer service division handles the service and parts business and employs more than 6,000 people. An announcement on her departure is expected Tuesday.
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....