Change at the top of Ford Genk


Chief executive promoted to head of new models at parent company

New role for Filip Verbeeck

Filip Verbeeck, currently chief executive of Ford Genk, has been promoted to head of new models for parent company Ford Europe, unions were told last week. He will be replaced by Vic Daenen, who will run the car factory for the last year of its life before it closes at the end of 2014.

Verbeeck’s new job puts him in charge of the introduction of new models, including those that were originally promised to his Genk factory, back when the future of the Limburg plant seemed assured. Instead, the company changed its plans and Ford Genk learned that its days were numbered.

Daenen was previously assistant plant manager. A mathematician by training, he has been with Ford since 1990, including a stint as quality control manager in Cologne.

Another new face arrives at the head of the Ford sales organisation in Belgium, in the form of Laurent Charpentier, formerly operations director of Ford France. He replaces Paul Flanagan, who moves to become managing director of Ford France. 

Current Ford Genk chief executive Filip Verbeeck has been promoted to head of new models for Ford Europe.

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