Change at the top of Ford Genk
Chief executive promoted to head of new models at parent company
New role for Filip Verbeeck
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.