Ropes resigns Ford ad post
DETROIT - David Ropes, director of corporate advertising and integrated marketing at Ford Motor Co., will leave his post to become executive vice president of zUniversity.com, a link between college students and alumni.
No successor has been named.
Ropes arrived at Ford with much fanfare in early 1997 as a high-profile outsider from Reebok International, where he was a senior vice president in charge of advertising.
Ropes resigned last Monday, Nov. 22, a spokeswoman at Ford confirmed. Ropes could not be reached for comment.
Paper: Toyota plans shuffle
TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. plans to build the Lexus RX 300 sport wagon in Canada and the Sienna minivan in Indiana, according to Japanese newspaper reports.
'At this stage, no decision has been made,' Toyota spokesman Koki Konishi said.
Articles in Japan said Toyota would shift the Sienna, now built in Georgetown, Ky., to a plant in Princeton, Ind., and move production of the Camry Solara coupe from Canada to Kentucky. That would free space in Toyota's Cambridge, Ontario, plant to build the RX 300, now imported from Japan.