Mazda North America Operations today named Matthew Foulston as CFO. The appointment is effective immediately. Foulston now oversees all areas of finance within the company, including purchasing, administration, facilities and customs.
He will report to Mazda North America CEO Jim OSullivan.
Foulston, 43, comes to Mazda from Ford Motor Co. During his 22 years at Ford, he held financial posts in U.S. and European operations. Foulstons most recent position was controller for material planning and logistics at company headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.
Ford owns 33 percent of Mazda.
"With the experience and expertise Matthew brings from his domestic and international assignments with Ford, I know that he will be a valuable addition to our team," O'Sullivan said in a statement.
Reporting to Foulston will be Jim Lievois, 50, Mazda North America's new vice president of finance.
Most recently the director of finance, treasury and administration for Mazda North America Operations, Lievois joined Mazda in 1997. He was promoted to his most recent position in 2001.
The two will work at Mazdas Southern California headquarters in Irvine, where the company manages all sales, marketing, parts and customer service support for the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.