Ford Motor Co. will shuffle top management at its three domestic brands in order to consolidate marketing sales and service activities.
The auto maker names Darryl Hazel, formerly Ford Div. president, vice president-marketing for the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brands. Al Giombetti, formerly president of the Lincoln Mercury unit, takes the newly created role of vice president-sales for the three brands.
Both executives still report to Steve Lyons, Ford group vice president-North American marketing, sales and service. Cisco Codina continues as president-Ford Customer Service.
Additionally, Ford will reorganize its sales, service and marketing effort in the U.S.
Field organizations for Ford and Lincoln Mercury are being combined, with 17 Ford and Lincoln Mercury regions becoming 11 market areas: Mountain West, Central, Midwest, Midsouth, Southwest, California, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes, Southeast and Florida.