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News of  April 25, 2000


Heller To Lead Ford European Quality Drive

COLOGNE, Germany - Ford has announced the appointment of Peter Heller to a newly-established position as Vice President, Quality, for Ford of Europe.

He will have responsibility for all quality functions in the key operational areas of product development, manufacturing and supplier technical assistance and to enhance and build on the strengths of Ford of Europe's customer satisfaction initiatives.

Formerly Director of Manufacturing, Plant Group Number Two, Vehicle Operations, Mr Heller reports directly to David Thursfield, President, Ford of Europe and also becomes a member of Ford's European Operating Committee. He has held numerous international positions in Ford's German manufacturing operations.


Peter Heller

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At the same time, it is announced that Hans Schardt has been appointed Director, European Vehicle Operations, with responsibility for all Vehicle Operations plants in Europe. He was previously Director of Manufacturing, Plant Group Number One, Vehicle Operations. Also, John Crew, currently Director of Manufacturing, B Car Strategy, will additionally assume responsibility for Southampton Body and Assembly Operations.

(20 April, 2000)



Hans Schardt

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