Ford has appointed Gary Johnson as the company's new Global Vice President of Production and Labor Relations, replacing Bruce Hettle, who will retire on October 1, after 32 years with the company.
Johnson will become responsible for operations of the 67 factories that the Michigan-based company, has around the world, that are dedicated to the manufacture of vehicles, stamping parts, and engines.
Johnson will also direct engineering activities and material planning, logistics, the Ford production system and labor issues. In his position, he will report to the group's executive vice president and president of Global Operations, Joe Hinrichs.
For its part, the company has also appointed Curt Magleby as the new interim responsible for Government Relations and with the Community, while, reporting to Magleby, Michael Sheridan has been appointed as responsible for International Government Affairs.
Sheridan will replace Stephen Biegun in the post, which according to the company, will retire on August 31, although he has been designated by the United States Government as the new special envoy for North Korea.
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