Along with Ford’s announcement this week that CEO Mark Fields would be succeeded by Smart Mobility chief Jim Hackett as of June 1st, the automaker divulged a few other strategic shifts in its executive lineup, including the departure of Ford Vice President of Communications Raymond Day.
Replacing Ray Day is Mark Truby, who until this week worked as Ford’s Vice President of Communications in the Asia Pacific market. Truby, 47, joined the company in 2007 after working a number of years as an automotive writer and business editor at The Detroit News. While with Ford, he’s also served as director of global corporate communications, as communications director for Executive Chairman Bill Ford, and as Vice President of Communications in Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Mark Truby is a graduate of Marshall University in West Virginia. As Ford’s new VP of Communications, he is responsible for leading all of the automaker’s communications and public relations activities around the globe. His predecessor, Ray Day, will provide consulting services to Ford until he retires from the company next year.