Jon Huntsman Joining Ford's Board Of Directors, Derrick Kuzak and Lewis Booth Retire

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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Former Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. is joining Ford’s Board of Directors. Huntsman previously served as U.S. Ambassador to China and Utah’s Governor.

Ford also announced the retirement of veteran executives Derrick Kuzak and Lewis Booth. Kuzak, who held the title of Group Vice President and Global Product Development Chief, led Ford’s push to develop global models rather than region-specific varities. Booth, who retires as CFO, will be remembered for selling off Ford’s Premier Auto Group (which included Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin) as well as his leadership of Ford’s finances during their recovery. Replacing Kuzak and Booth are Bob Shanks, formerly Vice President and Controller, and Raj Nair, who held the title of VP of Engineering and Global Product Development.

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  • Hatchtopia Hatchtopia on Feb 09, 2012

    Huntsman is the best politician to come out of Utah in a generation and it's not even close. No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, Utah's current crop of politicos has been nothing but a bunch of self-serving, unintelligent and unreasonable chumps. Huntsman was a reasonable governor who would have been an excellent presidential candidate. And as a pretty dark blue Democrat, that's saying a lot. Ford's better off having him, and Utah continues to miss him.

  • Zombo Zombo on Feb 09, 2012

    Ron Paul , Jon Huntsman , and Gary Johnson are three republican/libertarian candidates I would have no trouble voting for in 2012 . Unfortunately the GOP now rejects moderate candidates . Time is long past due for a moderate third party !

    • Musiccitymafia Musiccitymafia on Feb 09, 2012

      Maybe ... unfortunately we have a "one party split in two" system of democracy. Getting these two to allow it to be split into three would be like getting convicts to split a bounty in three instead of two ... it's not gonna happen.

  • Noxioux Noxioux on Feb 10, 2012

    How long before he quits this job, too? I'd be more impressed with this guy if he could finish at least ONE job. He's nothing but a dishonest silver-spoon climber.