Blue Oval shifts execs at Ford Motor Credit

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A pair of top-level executive changes unfolded at the Blue Oval this past week.

Ford Motor Credit named Brian Schaaf as chief financial officer and treasurer. Currently, Schaaf is controller of Ford Motor Com. Global Purchasing.

According to a news release, Schaaf will be responsible for Ford Credit financial planning, analysis, accounting and capital strategy.

The automaker also indicated Marion Harris, who has been CFO and treasurer of the OEM’s captive since 2015, has been named vice president of Ford Mobility Business Group.

“I am pleased to have Brian join Ford Credit as we continue our profitable growth, supporting Ford’s automotive and mobility businesses,” said Joy Falotico, Ford Credit chairman and chief executive officer.

“Brian has broad finance, treasury, auditing, international and leadership experience. He will bring a wealth of valuable experience, skills and insights to our team,” Falotico continued.

Brian Schaaf

Prior to becoming Global Purchasing controller, Schaaf was Ford assistant treasurer for seven years. He also served as Ford general auditor and corporate business development director.

In addition, Schaaf held key positions, such as finance director, controller, and various financial analysis and business strategy roles, in Ford automotive operations, including in the United Kingdom.

Schaaf joined Ford in 1989 after working as a mechanical engineer.

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