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26. October 2012

IN - Mr Michael Boneham retire from Ford by December

Press Trust of India reported that after over 27 years at Ford Motor Company, Mr Michael Boneham President and MD of Ford India is all set to hang up his boots this December.

The company in a statement said that “Mr Boneham has elected to retire effective December 31st 2012, after a successful career spanning over 27 years with Ford Motor Company.” He will be succeeded by Mr Joginder Singh, who now heads the Business Services Centre of Ford Motor Company.

Mr Joe Hinrichs President of Ford Asia Pacific and Africa said that “Building the foundation blocks of Ford’s transition to a mass player, leading the launch of game changing Ford Figo and his role in securing the USD 1 billion investment for our second new integrated manufacturing facility at Sanand.”

The company said that Mr Boneham began his career in Ford at its Australian subsidiary in the Human Resource Department. Later he shifted works in Europe, North America and APA in manufacturing and general management roles.

In India, he commenced his career as executive director, Manufacturing, at Ford’s Maraimalai Nagar plant near Chennai.

Mr Joginder Singh who joined Ford Europe in 1980 will take over Mr Boneham responsibilities of managing and growing the integrated manufacturing operation of Ford India.

It said that “Singh in his new role will also lead the charge of product programmed of bringing in eight new products by mid-decade and oversee the successful implementation of Ford’s expansion plans in India, through its operations in Chennai and its second upcoming facility in Gujarat.”

On appointment of Mr Singh, Mr Hinrichs said that “Joginder’s proven leadership will be critical to driving the successful and ongoing expansion of our India operation. His wealth of experience and understanding of the Ford brand globally and local market expertise will be invaluable in helping Ford to continue its growth momentum."

Source - Press Trust of India

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