Paul MascarenasUS – After 32 years of service, Paul Mascarenas is retiring as chief technical officer and vice-president, Research and Advanced Engineering, effective October 1. He will be replaced as vice-president by former Lockheed Martin executive Ken Washington, who will report to Raj Nair, group vice-president, Global Product Development.

In addition, Kumar Galhotra will take over as vice-president and president at Lincoln, while Jim Holland will succeed him as vice-president, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering. Galhotra will assume his new role on September 1, reporting to Ford president and CEO Mark Fields. Holland will report to Nair.

“These changes underscore our commitment to build on the success of our One Ford plan by accelerating our pace of progress,” said Fields. “They also make clear we are serious about Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand and that product excellence and innovation are what will deliver growth and define our entire company going forward.”