CEO and Chairman of Jaguar and Land Rover, Geoff Polites (July 20, 2005)
Ford Motor Company
is today announcing changes to its senior management team, which includes
placing broader emphasis on relations with Government across its Premier
Automotive Group and Ford of Europe businesses.
Greenwell takes up newly created role of Vice President
Government Affairs Premier Automotive Group and Ford of
Polites, currently Vice President of Marketing, Sales
and Service, Ford of Europe, appointed CEO of Jaguar
and Land Rover.
Fowler, currently Chief Operating Officer of Jaguar
Cars and Land Rover, returns to the United States to take
up the role of Vice President Advanced Manufacturing Engineering,
currently Operations Manager at Ford's Genk plant, appointed Manufacturing
Director of Jaguar and Land Rover. Recent political developments
and the legislative environment in Europe have resulted in the creation
of a new executive role to develop and coordinate all Ford Motor
Company's strategy with Government and other official bodies in
the European region.
Marin Burela, 39, is the Director, Manufacturing at Land Rover,
Before joining Land Rover, Marin was on a special development
assignment as Regional Operations Manager in US Marketing and
Sales. He has extensive experience in manufacturing, including
Plant Manager in Powertrain, Ford Australia and as Manufacturing
Manager in Dagenham Vehicle Operations in the UK.
Nick Caton, 41, is the Director, Human Resources at Land Rover.
Before joining Land Rover, Nick was Director, Human Resources,
Ford of Mexico. Prior to that, he was the Human Resources Director
for the Ford/VW joint venture at AutoEuropa in Portugal.
Marketing and Sales
Matthew Taylor, 40, is the Director, Marketing and Sales at
Land Rover. He was appointed to his new position on July 1,
2000 - the day Ford Motor Company acquired Land Rover from the
Before joining Land Rover, Matthew was the Vice President -
Marketing and Sales, Ford Australia. Prior to that, he was Managing
Director of Ford Spain. He has also held many positions in Ford
of Britain Marketing and Sales department.
Communications and Public Affairs
Gavin Green, 44, is the Director, Communications and Public
Affairs at Land Rover.
Gavin is best known as editor of Car Magazine from 1987 to 1992
and editor-in-chief of EMAP Publications (Motoring Titles) from
1993 to 1999. Before joining Land Rover he was Director, Public
Affairs, Ford of Britain.
David Smith, 39, is the Director, Finance at Land Rover.
David has held numerous positions within Ford Finance since
he joined Ford in 1983. In recent years he has worked in New
and Emerging Markets and was based in Turkey before joining
Steve Jones, 45, is the Director, Purchasing at Land Rover.
Before joining Land Rover, Steve was Purchasing Manager, Machinery
and Tooling with Ford of Europe. He has held many positions
with Ford in the European and US Purchasing organisations.
Steve Ross, 44, is the Director, Product Development at Land
Hugely experienced in 4x4 engineering, Steve was Chief Programme
Engineer on the Ford Explorer Sport and Sport Trac before joining
Land Rover. He joined Ford in June 1979.