A38-year industry veteran with dealership roots is Ford Motor Co.'s new vice president-U.S. sales and marketing.
Ken Czubay, 59, served in various management roles at Ford from 1970 to 1983. He worked in sales and marketing at Nissan North America Inc. until 1987, when he took a position with the Suburban Collection, a group of auto dealerships based in Troy, MI.
Until accepting his new Ford post, Czubay was president of Deerfield, FL-based Southeast Toyota Distributors, holdings of which include several dealerships.
“Ken knows Ford, he knows the auto industry and has a deep understanding of dealers and all facets of the retailing side of the business,” says his new boss, Jim Farley, a Ford group vice president.
Czubay says, “I am joining Ford for the chance to work with a group of committed, energized colleagues who are really embracing the challenge of restoring a great American icon.
“Once you have been at Ford, it's always in your blood,” he says.