Ford Motor Co. today announced Jason Luo as the new chairman and CEO of Ford China. In his new role, Luo, 51, will lead the company’s operations in Greater China, including its import business, Lincoln, its passenger car joint venture Changan Ford, commercial vehicle investment in Jiangling Motors Corp., and operations in Taiwan.
Luo joins Ford from Sterling Heights-based Key Safety Systems, where he served as global president and CEO for the past 10 years. While at Key Safety Systems, he led the business transformation and global expansion of the company and achieved significant revenue growth in China.
Luo will be based in Shanghai and report to Peter Fleet, Ford’s group vice president and president of Ford Asia Pacific.
“Jason’s leadership and track record of business growth and transformation in China make him the ideal person to lead Ford in the world’s largest vehicle market,” says Fleet. “He will help us raise our vision in China as we become more nimble and operationally fit, expand vehicle electrification, and begin to localize Lincoln vehicle assembly.”
Ford also announced that David Filipe is appointed vice president or powertrain engineering. Filipe succeeds Bob Fascetti, who has elected to retire on Oct. 1. Fascetti served for nearly 30 years in Powertrain and Product Development, where he helped improve fuel economy and the performance of Ford vehicles around the globe.
Filipe, 50, is a 25-year Ford veteran, will be responsible for all powertrain engineering around the world. He will report to Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of product development and purchasing. Joining Ford in 1992, Filipe has held various positions within product development and several global leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the vehicle line director, North America trucks, large SUVs, and commercial vehicles, which included responsibility for overseeing the development and launch of the 2017 Super Duty pickup truck, the 2018 Ford F-150, and the all-new 2018 Expedition.
“Dave’s broad experience in product around the world makes him an ideal successor to Bob Fascetti, who has made significant contributions to Ford, including leading the development of the entire Ford EcoBoost lineup,” says Thai-Tang. “We are grateful for his nearly 30 years of service and wish him well in the future.”
Both appointments are effective September 1.