FRANKFURT -- Getrag Ford Transmissions, a joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and the Germany's Getrag KG, has named Sue Slaughter as its chief operating officer.
Slaughter, 45, takes up the role on Jan. 1 and succeeds Kevin O’Neill, who is retiring.
UK-born Slaughter joined Ford in 1987 and has held various senior management positions within purchasing at the automaker.
"I am very pleased to welcome Sue to this position. She brings extensive leadership experience in cross functional structures to Getrag Ford Transmissions,” Getrag CEO Mihir Kotecha said in a statement.