Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. has named Mark Buzzell as its next president and CEO, replacing Dianne Craig, who served in this role for the past five years.
The appointment is effective as of Jan. 1, 2017.
“Based on my own experience at Ford of Canada, I know that Mark Buzzell is a perfect fit to lead the organization as it continues to put the customer experience first and build a strong future for its employees, dealers and communities,” said Hinrichs, who was president and CEO, Ford of Canada, in 2005.
Buzzell, currently general manager for the western market area in the United States, joined Ford in 1989 and has held a variety of marketing, sales and service positions across the country, as well as in the Caribbean and Central America. He has a bachelor of business degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
“I look forward to joining Ford of Canada’s winning team to lead the company’s efforts to be the most trusted and admired automotive brand in the country,” Buzzell said.