Read More: https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a20700416/the-guy-responsible-for-every-great-ford-performance-car-has-left-for-jaguar-land-rover/The Guy Responsible for Every Great Ford Performance Car Has Left for Jaguar Land Rover
Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance chief engineer from 2013 until last month, has left the blue oval for Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), according to his LinkedIn profile. A spokesperson for Ford Performance confirmed his departure in an email sent to Road & Track.
Hameedi was an important figure at Ford Performance, as he presided over development of the GT supercar, the Mustang Shelby GT350, the F-150 Raptor, Fiesta ST, and Focus ST and Focus RS. Prior to the creation of Ford Performance in 2013, Hameedi was chief engineer for Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) division starting in 2005, and was the program manager for the 2005-2006 Ford GT.
It's unclear why Hameedi decided to head to JLR. Ford did announce that it will stop selling most of its car lines in North America in favor of crossovers, but it's unknown if that was a contributor to his departure. If he stayed at Ford, Hameedi would still likely be busy. He'd be in charge of developing Ford Performance cars for other markets and hotter SUVs like the Edge ST and recently announced Explorer ST.
True! Methinks he knows something that we don't know. He is a car guy and he's leaving.Ouch that one hurts
The Billion lost due to very much needed tariffs gets a lot of attention I see, while conveniently ignoring the multi billions saved due to reduced taxes and de-regulation, that will continue for many years to come. How obvious can the media be."Ford's reorganization could include upwards of 24,000 job cuts, NBC News reported Monday (Oct 8). The automaker has not provided hard figures on the number of employees it will let go, but its leaders have said President Donald Trump's tariff war with China could impact the company's overhaul.
The NBC report cited a Morgan Stanley analysis that estimates a 12 percent reduction in Ford's global workforce, resulting in the loss of roughly 24,000 workers. Bob Shanks, Ford's chief financial officer, described the cutbacks as a "redesign" that would include its 70,000 white-collar employees."
From what I understand it is the steel costs that make up the $1Billion in losses for Ford as it relates to the TAX the US is charging Ford on steel from China. The rest of the losses has to do with Ford's plan itself by canceling over a third of it's product lineup and depending too heavily on China to support sales, and constricting market share globally. With NOTHING planed for at least 24 months.
When thinking of Ford today, it's hard to see the future in what they are planning, only a refreshed version of the past. But there are consumers who want things to stay the same.....and Ford will be there for them. Just not the younger, new generation of consumer.
Don't care what you want to call it, but fair trade is the purpose for it. Point again, is that throwing disclaimers about tariffs while ignoring the many benefits from reduced taxes and de-regulation, is called fake news and biased reporting.^....the Billion Ford lost is due to TAX to the US government called a 'tarrif', Call it a tarrif, or a fee paid to the government....it's still at TAX.
SO it looks like Ford will be 'saving' billions by laying off thousands of people, but sure Ford had that planned all along, with discontinuing so many models on a global scale. But can't just blame Hackett for what Ford does, cause nothing gets approved without the board. The board put him in there, approved his plans, owns the outcome. Hackett is just who they get to blame.