Southampton, UK – Thomas Fischer has been appointed Plant Manager of Ford Southampton following the promotion of Martin Chapman to Operations Manager, Cologne plant.

Fischer joined the Southampton plant in 2007 as area manager of trim and fi nal. More recently, he was responsible for quality and manufacturing engineering.

Originally from Ulm, Germany, Fischer joined Ford in 1980 and has held a series of manufacturing roles with the company, including manufacturing engineering manager at Ford’s Cologne assembly plant.