Ford has announced widespread management changes in its global manufacturing, marketing and Latin American operations.

Specifically, Ford executive vice president John Fleming, currently serving in dual roles as chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe and head of global manufacturing and labour affairs, will head the company's global manufacturing & labour affairs operations.

Current Volvo Cars CEO Stephen Odel has been appointed a Ford group vice president and succeeds Fleming as chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe.

Volvo chief financial officer Stuart Rowley becomes Ford of Europe CFO.
All three appointments will be effective as Ford's closes its sale of Volvo to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, expected to occur later this quarter.

Current Ford group vice president, global marketing and Canada, Mexico and South America operations Jim Farley, will take an expanded role as Ford's global leader for marketing, sales and service. 

This marks the first time Ford has a single global leader for marketing, sales and service. The move is effective 1 August.

Ford is also reorganising its operations in Canada, Mexico and South America. The current president and CEO of Ford of Mexico, Eduardo Serrano has been appointed as executive director, Latin America, with responsibility for the company's operations in Mexico and South America.

David Mondragon will continue as president, Ford of Canada. Both Serrano and Mondragon will report to Mark Fields, Ford executive vice president and president of the Americas. 

"These moves allow us to strengthen our global team as we accelerate our One Ford plan and continue to profitably grow serving our customers around the world," said Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally.