Ford promotes German engineer Schamel to global role
Ford Motor Co. is strengthening Europe's role in the company's engine development with the appointment of Andreas Schamel as its first European-based director of global powertrain, research and advanced engineering.
Schamel is promoted to the post from his previous job as Ford of Europe's chief engineer for powertrain, research and advanced engineering.
Schamel will report to Paul Mascarenas, Ford's chief technical officer. He succeeds Dan Kapp, who is based in the United States and is retiring after six years in the role.
Ford says Schamel will continue to play a leading role in developing green engine technology at the automaker.
A Ford spokewoman said Schamel played the leading role in the development of the company's Ecoboost engines and his new role will help the company meet its goals to downsize engines, reduced CO2 emissions and cut fuel consumption.
Schamel, a German national, joined Ford in 1987. He has held senior engineering roles for the automaker in Europe and the United States.