Ford Canada names next president

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Change is coming at the top of Ford Canada as Mark Buzzell has been named the president and CEO effective Jan. 1.

Buzzel, who is currently the general manager for the western market area in the United States, will replace Dianne Craig, who will move south to head U.S. sales for Ford Motor Co.

Craig held this position for the past five years and led the brand to the new-vehicle sales volume title five consecutive years.

“While the sales leadership title is a nice pride point for our dealers and employees, what I consider our greatest accomplishment is how we achieved that success. We are the best-selling brand due to an unwavering focus on what is best for our customers,” Craig said in a release.

Buzzell joined Ford in 1989 and has held a variety of marketing, sales and service positions across the country, as well as in the Caribbean and Central America.

He has a bachelor of business degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

“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.