MAZDA MOTOR CORP. - Mark Fields has been named president of the company, from executive vice president. He replaces James Miller, who retired for health reasons. Fields had recently been promoted from senior managing director in charge of marketing, sales and customer service.
In other moves at Mazda:
Kazuhide Watanabe was appointed vice chairman. He was senior managing director in charge of secretarial, personnel and human development, legal affairs, internal auditing and Mazda Hospital.
Takashi Yamanouchi replaces Watanabe. He was managing director in charge of financial management and domestic dealer financial administration.
Masazumi Wakayamato becomes director in charge of marketing. He had been a director and assistant to the officer in charge of marketing. He remains general manager of the marketing division.
Keishi Egawato was named senior adviser in charge of financial management and domestic dealer financial administration. He is expected to be named a director at the next shareholders' meeting in June. He was general manager of the corporate planning division.
A.T. KEARNEY - Zafar Momin has been named joint director of the Asian automotive practice. He will be based in Singapore. He was a principal in the automotive practice.
A.T. Kearney is a management consulting firm based in Chicago. It is a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Plano, Texas.
GENERAL MOTORS POWERTRAIN - William Lesner has been appointed executive manager of Diesel Engine Programs.
He will work with GM's diesel partner, Isuzu, and will be stationed in Fujisawa, Japan. Lesner was director of manufacturing quality systems for GM Powertrain.
TREVCES UK LTD. - Kevin Joel, 43, has been appointed human resources manager. He will manage personnel systems and procedures, as well as ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. Joel had held a human resources position at Dunlopillow Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
SCANIA (GREAT BRITAIN) LTD. - Rajeev Arya, 35, has been appointed director of finance and administration, with responsibility for all financial, legal, company secretarial and personnel matters. A qualified accountant, Arya had been chief finance officer for Volkswagen Financial Services in the United Kingdom since 1995.
GM EUROPE - Olle Axelson has been named executive director, communications. He was executive director of the corporate and product communications department at Saab Automobile. Axelson will move from Sweden to GM Europe's head office in Zurich.
In his new role, Axelson also will become a member of the GM management group for global communications. He will continue to hold overall responsibility for Saab public relations activities.
CHRISTIAN SALVESEN - Andrew Callaghan has resigned as managing director of the industrial division of logistics group Christian Salvesen PLC. Callaghan is leaving to become chief executive of an unnamed, privately owned company.
Edward Roderick, Christian Salvesen's chief executive, will assume Callaghan's duties until a successor is appointed.
CITROEN - Jean-Pierre Ploue has been appointed director of Citroen Centre de Style in Velizy, near Paris. Ploue was chief designer at Ford Motor Co.'s German studios. Ploue succeeds Art Blakeslee, who retired.
DURR AG - Reinhold Grau, 45, has joined the board of management. Grau becomes deputy board member (technology), and retains his title as managing director of the subsidiary Durr Systems GmbH.
Stuttgart-based Durr is a paint finishing, industrial cleaning and environmental systems specialist.
DUPONT - David Mays has been appointed marketing director of DuPont Engineering Polymers, Europe. He will be based in Geneva.
Pascal Rechatin succeeds Mays as marketing manager for DuPont's Zytel nylon business and manager for Engineering Polymers, northern Europe. Rechatin was regional business manager for DuPont's Delrinacetal business in Europe. He will be based in Hemel Hempstead, England.
ROUSH TECHNOLOGIES - Garry Wilson has been appointed director of engineering and operations at Roush Technologies' engineering site in Warwick, England. Wilson joined Roush from Rover, where he was chief engineer of powertrain manufacturing engineering. Detroit-based Roush established operations in the United Kingdom more than four years ago.
GKN SINTER METALS - Gabriel Klement has been promoted to information technology manager for Europe. He was co-manager of the company's Unity Project in Europe.
Rainer Hoffart has been appointed information technology operations manager for Europe. He was co-manager of the Unity Project in Europe.GKN Sinter Metals is a unit of GKN PLC of the United Kingdom.
MAZDA - Stephen Odell will move from his post as vice president of marketing and sales at Jaguar North America to the identical post at Mazda North American Operations in Irvine, California.
The move reunites Odell with Mazda NAO President Richard Beattie. The two have worked together within Ford Motor Co., which owns Jaguar and a controlling stake in Mazda.
FORD - 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 in early 1997 from Reebok International, where he was a senior vice president in charge of advertising.
MERCEDES-BENZ USA - Ken Enders has been named vice prsident of marketing, from general manager, marketing and product management. Enders replaces Joe Eberhardt, who moved to become CEO of Daimler-Chrysler USA. In other changes, Eberhardt replaces Paul Halata, who became CEO of MB-USA after the departure of Mike Jackson to CEO of the AutoNation USA dealership chain in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE CORP. - John Sanderson has been named vice president and general manager of Siemens' Powertrain Fuel Components Division, in Newport News, Virginia.
Sanderson was vice president and account executive for the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors accounts.