Carlos Mazzorin, Ford Motor Co.'s purchasing boss, is expected to retire within two weeks and be replaced by Ford of Europe Chairman David Thursfield, according to news reports this week.
Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Mazzorin would retire. The Detroit Free Press followed with its own report on Wednesday. Ford spokesman Nick Sharkey declined to comment on the reports, calling them speculation.
Mazzorin, 60, is group vice president of Asia Pacific operations, South American operations and global purchasing. He joined Ford Motor in 1972, working in several purchasing positions worldwide.
Thursfield, 56, was appointed to his current role in August. He joined Ford Motor in 1979 as a plant manager of the Broadmeadows car assembly plant in Australia. Since then, he has worked in several manufacturing roles in the company.