Ford Motor Co. named two new vice presidents last week.
Tony Brown, 45, is vice president for global purchasing, reporting to Carlos Mazzorin, Ford's global purchasing chief. He is responsible for daily purchasing activities. Brown had been executive director of Ford global manufacturing procurement operations since April 2000.
Philip Martens, 41, will become vice president for vehicle programs and processes on March 1, reporting to Vice President Chris Theodore, who is in charge of day-to-day product development for North American vehicles. Martens will oversee launches to improve quality.
Martens has been managing director for product planning, design and product development for Mazda since November 1999.