Andreas Schamel and Pim van der Jagt have been appointed managing directors of the Ford Research Center in Aachen, Germany.
They started their new jobs February 1, following the retirements of Charles Wu and Horst Schulte.
Schamel, 46, is the site manager and has overall responsibility for the centers operations. He also is the centers chief engineer in charge of powertrain.
Schamel moves to Aachen from Ford Motors US headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, where he was chief engineer, engine research, research and advanced engineering.
While in the US, the German native did research and testing on gasoline, diesel and hydrogen internal combustion engines. He has been with Ford since 1987.