DETROIT, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. has shed its chief executive officer and replaced the out-going Jacques Nasser with William Clay Ford Jr., Henry Ford's great-grandson.Nasser, 53, has taken much of the...
DETROIT, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. has shed its chief executive officer and replaced the out-going Jacques Nasser with William Clay Ford Jr., Henry Ford’s great-grandson.
Nasser, 53, has taken much of the blame for the automaker’s loss of market share, quality problems and overall poor financial performance.
Ford, 44, has been chairman of the company’s board of directors since January 1999, as well as head of the Office of the Chairman since the position’s creation in July.
In addition, Nick Scheele, 57, who has been credited with leading the revival of the company’s Jaguar division, will likely move from Ford’s North American chief to become its chief operating officer.
The much-maligned company has been preparing a turnaround plan to be released in December.
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