DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. says it has made some key appointments to support the continued expansion of the automaker's fast-growing China operations.
Dearborn-based Ford said Friday that 58-year-old Mei-Wei Cheng has been elected Ford group vice president and named executive chairman of Ford Motor China. Cheng previously served as chairman and chief executive of Ford Motor China.
Robert J. Graziano has been appointed president and CEO of Ford Motor China. The 48-year-old currently serves as executive vice president for Mazda Motor Corp.
To succeed Graziano, 54-year-old Philip G. Spender has been elected a Ford vice president and named executive vice president for Mazda.
Ford owns a third of Mazda. The appointments are effective April 1.