Ford appoints the head of its internal combustion engine business as COO

Ford has selected longstanding executive Kumar Galhotra as its chief operations officer. Galhotra will now oversee all worldwide vehicle engineering and cycle planning, ICE and hybrid programmes, supply chain management, and vehicle manufacture on behalf of all business units. He will report to Jim Farley, CEO.

Galhotra, who joined Ford in 1988, was most recently in charge of the company’s internal combustion engine division, Ford Blue. Andrew Frick will take over for Galhotra in that position. Frick was in charge of Ford Blue’s sales and distribution services, as well as trucks, SUVs, and enthusiast vehicles, as well as operations in Mexico and Canada.

According to Ford’s website, Galhotra previously served as president of Ford Americas and the company’s International Markets Group, with duties including the profitability of those business segments. He has also served as Ford’s North America president, overseeing all elements of the company’s operations in the region. Galhotra has also held the positions of group vice president, Lincoln, and Ford’s chief marketing officer.


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