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Ford Canada names new president and CEO

Buzzell leaves his position of general manager for the western market in the United States. He has worked with Ford since 1989 and has held a variety of marketing, sales and service positions across the country.

Mark Buzzell will take over a of Jan. 1, replacing Dianne Craig, who held the position for the past five years

Ford Motor Company of Canada has named Mark Buzzell as new president and CEO. (Associated Press)

Ford Motor Company of Canada has named a new president and CEO.

Mark Buzzell will take over as of Jan. 1, replacing Dianne Craig, who held the position for the past five years.

Buzzell leaves his position of general manager for the western market in the United States. He has worked with Ford since 1989 and has held a variety of marketing, sales and service positions across the country.

"I look forward to joining Ford of Canada's winning team to lead the company's efforts to be the most trusted and admired automotive brand in the country," Buzzell said. 

Ford's president of the Americas, Joe Hinrichs, applauded the new president. 

"Based on my own experience at Ford of Canada, I know that Mark Buzzell is a perfect fit to lead the organization as it continues to put the customer experience first and build a strong future for its employees, dealers and communities," he said.

Craig will be taking on a new role as director of sales in the U.S.

"Dianne Craig's outstanding contributions at Ford of Canada make her the right person to help build future sales success in the U.S.," Hinrichs said.

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