A shift of senior leadership positions within Ford and Lincoln has recently been taking place.
Chief technical officer and vice president of Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering, Paul Mascarenas, is retiring after 32 years as of October 1. Taking his place will be Dr. Ken Washington, who is the former vice president of the Space Technology Advanced Research and Development Laboratories at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
Mascarenas has held leadership positions in product planning, program management, body engineering, and powertrain in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. He is responsible for having established Ford’s first-ever laboratory in Silicon Valley, as well as helping to develop Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility.
Meanwhile, vice president of Engineering, Kumar Galhotra, has been named vice president and president of Lincoln as of September 1st. Jim Holland will succeed Galhotra with the title of vice president of Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering.
“These changes underscore our commitment to build on the success of our One Ford plan by accelerating our pace of progress,” says Ford CEO Mark Fields. “They also make clear we are serious about Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand and that product excellence and innovation are what will deliver growth and define our entire company going forward.”