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Michael Boneham to head Ford India

By , agencyfaqs!, Mumbai | In Automotives | May 05, 2008
Boneham will shift base to the India office as president and managing director from June 1

Michael & #BANNER1 & # Boneham has been promoted from executive director, operations, to president and managing director, Ford India. He will report to John Parker, executive vice-president, Asia Pacific and Africa. He has taken the place of Arvind Mathew, who has also been promoted and will now be working in the global product development team based in Michigan.

Parker says, "Michael's significant experience with Ford's global manufacturing processes and operations will be invaluable as we expand our Ford India operations and further integrate our global production systems and processes."

Michael Boneham
Boneham will be responsible for looking after the ongoing expansion plans of the company in India. He will work aggressively to increase the volume production of both engines and vehicles in the next two years. Currently, he is responsible for product engineering, purchasing, manufacturing and quality.

Before coming to India, Boneham was posted at Ford's Bangkok office. He has around two decades of experience in the automobile industry, having launched new products for the company. He has also held a number of international positions at Ford.

Earlier this year, Ford India announced an investment of $500 million for its various operations in the country.