Charlie Baker, who led the engineering work on Honda North America Inc.'s recent new vehicles, has left the company and joined Johnson Controls Inc. as vice president of engineering for North America.
Honda spokesman Yuzuru Matsuno said the automaker will eliminate Baker's role as vice president in charge of body engineering at
Honda R&D Americas Inc. in Raymond, Ohio.
Baker, who joined Honda in the 1980s after working for General Motors' Saturn project, served as executive chief engineer on the 2003 Honda Accord and the Acura MDX SUV, which spawned the Honda Pilot and Ridgeline pickup.
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