Two former Chrysler Executives Vice
for advanced engineering and large and luxury Vehicle Center
Dearborn, March 1,
2000 - Ford Motor Company announced the appointment of two new
Shamel T. Rushwin has been
appointed vice president of advanced manufacturing engineering, and
Chris P. Theodore has been appointed vice president -- large and luxury
car vehicle center.
Both join Ford, effective
March 1, from DaimlerChrysler Corporation, where Rushwin was vice president
-- international manufacturing and minivan assembly operations; and
Theodore was senior vice president -- platform engineering.
and expertise that Shamel and Chris bring to Ford will add exceptional
depth to an already strong team," said Jacques Nasser, Ford
president and chief executive officer. "They will help in leading
the company toward our vision of becoming the world's leading
consumer company that provides automotive products and services."
Rushwin held a
variety of leadership positions at DaimlerChrysler including
general manager for minivan platform assembly and plant manager
at the Belvidere Assembly Plant.
a bachelor's degree in psychology from Youngstown University
in Ohio. He succeeds Roman Krygier, who was appointed vice president
-- Powertrain Operations, and took over those duties Jan. 1
of this year. .
Chris P. Theodore has been appointed vice president
-- large and luxury car vehicle center
Theodore also was
in key management positions at DaimlerChrysler including vice
president -- platform engineering, and general manager -- platform
a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University
of Michigan in 1972; a master's degree in mechanical engineering
from the University of Michigan, Dearborn in 1975; and an MBA
from Michigan State University in 1989. He succeeds Kenneth
Kohrs who has elected to retire June 1 after more than 37 years
Shamel T. Rushwin has been appointed vice president
of advanced manufacturing engineering