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New Lincoln Head is Named by Ford

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Ford has hired a new head of its Lincoln division. Ford announced the move this week.

Kumar Galhotra, the automaker's current vice president of Engineering, will take the reigns of Lincoln on September 1st.

Mark Fields said:

"Now is the right time for the next chapter in accelerating Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand. Kumar has more than 25 years of global product and business experience, including leading engineering for all of our Lincoln vehicles today. Being our dedicated senior Lincoln leader will serve our clients, employees and dealers extremely well going forward.
Jim Farley had been leading the Lincoln brand since 2012, but he will now revert to his role as executive vice president of marketing-sales and service.
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From the Ford website:

Kumar Galhotra is Ford Motor Company vice president and president, Lincoln, effective Sept. 1, 2014. In this new dedicated position, Galhotra will be responsible for accelerating Lincoln even further as a world-class luxury brand.

Reporting to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, Galhotra becomes the most senior leader overseeing all Lincoln operations globally, including product development; marketing, sales and service; and all team members supporting the Lincoln brand.

As the dedicated global Lincoln leader, Galhotra will build on the brand’s recent product and sales momentum – including its recent expansion into China. He will oversee the development of the next generation of Lincoln vehicles as well as connect them with a new generation of Lincoln clients. His focus is to build on the appeal of Lincoln not only through its distinctive vehicles but also a world-class, luxury ownership experience.

Previously, Galhotra was vice president, Engineering, a position he assumed on Aug. 1, 2013. In this global role, Galhotra was responsible for the engineering of all cars, trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles for Ford and Lincoln brands.
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