Nigel Wark of Ford moving to China; Vinay Piparsania to replace him

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Vinay Piparsania will be the new Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Service, at Ford India from September 1, 2012. Piparsania will be replacing Nigel Wark, who is heading to China, where he will take a senior role of Director, Customer Service, Changan Ford Mazda Automotive Ltd. (CFMA) (Ford’s passenger car joint venture in China) and will commence his new role starting next month.

Piparsania, currently, is VP, Marketing & Sales, Ford Phillipnes. He joined Ford India in 1996 as General manager, Sales, and has over the years played a role in establishing the Ford dealer network across the country. Piparsania moved to Thailand in 2005 and subsequently, to Philippines.

A mechanical engineer from IIT-Delhi and an MBA from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, Piparsania has about 30 years of national and international experience in the automotive and service industries.

With over three decades of experience at Ford across various markets in APA and close to five years at Ford India, Wark played a key role in steering all the new product launches, expansion of dealerships and strengthening of service network of Ford in India, said a spokesperson at Ford. “Under his leadership, respective teams of Marketing, Sales and Service achieved outstanding results and helped create new benchmarks,” the spokesperson said.

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