US:Ford names Geoff Polites to run Jaguar and Land Rover
Ford names Geoff Polites to run Jaguar and Land Rover
By Dale Jewett
DETROIT -- Geoff Polites, 57, head of sales of marketing for Ford of Europe, has been named CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover. He takes his new job Sept. 1.
Joe Greenwell, 54, who was CEO of Jaguar and Land Rover, moves to a new post: vice president of government affairs for the Premier Automotive Group and Ford of Europe.
Also, Jaguar and Land Rover COO Bennie Fowler, 48, is being moved to Dearborn, Mich., to become vice president of advanced manufacturing engineering for the Americas. Fowler is replacing Al Ver, who is CEO of the unnamed business unit formed by Ford Motor Co. to dispose of the 24 plants the automaker is taking back from Visteon Corp. Fowler begins his new job Aug. 1.
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