How things change

The realignment of power at Ford

Nick Scheele, group vice president for North America

* More clout than predecessor: Jim Padilla (manufacturing) and Brian Kelley (consumer services) report to him on North American issues. Those positions had reported to Nasser on everything.

* Oversees two new vice presidencies: Kathleen Ligocki, North America strategy; and Shamel Rushwin, North America business operations

Jacques Nasser, CEO

* Number of people reporting directly to him drops from 16 to 13

* Power shared with creation of Office of the Chairman and CEO

Bill Ford, chairman

* Bigger voice in North American affairs

* Power gained with creation of Office of the Chairman and CEO

You can reach John K. Teahen Jr. at autonews@crain.com

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