As part of a series of senior leadership changes that, according to Ford, are meant to continue delivering its One Ford plan, The Blue Oval has announced the election of Steven Armstrong as a company officer and president, Ford South America, reporting to Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, The Americas.
For the past 18 months, Armstrong has served as president, Ford of Brazil, leading all aspects of the automaker’s largest business unit in South America. Prior to this, Armstrong served as chief operating officer, Volvo Cars, according to a Ford news release.. Throughout his more-than-25-year career, Armstrong has held a variety of senior management and purchasing positions with Jaguar, Ford of Europe and Volvo.
The announcement coincides with other senior leadership changes at Ford, including: