Tom Scarpello, head of marketing and sales for Ford Motor Co.'s Special Vehicle Team, has been named vice president of marketing for Jaguar North America. The change is effective immediately.
Scarpello has held his position at Special Vehicle Team since 1998. Before that, he was a strategic planner at Ford of Mexico from 1996 to 1998, and also worked at Lincoln Mercury.
Special Vehicle Team is the unit within Ford that develops high-performance variants of production vehicles. The group's portfolio has included the SVT Mustang Cobra, SVT Focus and SVT Lightning pickup. The group also engineered and developed the production version of the Ford GT sports car.
Scarpello succeeds George Ayres, who was assigned to Scarpello's post at Special Vehicle Team.