DEARBORN, MI—Ford Motor Company has named Ray Day as vice president of communications. Day will lead all of the company’s global external and internal communications and public relations activities, reporting to Jim Farley, the company’s new group vice president of marketing and communications. He succeeds Charlie Holleran, who is leaving the company after more than three years in Ford’s most senior communications role.
Most recently serving as executive director of corporate communications, Day has been spearheading Ford’s communications strategy, including plans to transform the company’s communications model for today’s changing consumer and media landscape.
Day joined Ford in 1989 and spent most of his career leading Ford’s global communications and public relations activities related to the company’s products, design, manufacturing, sales, marketing, brand development and corporate issues. He lived for four years in Europe, serving as head of Ford’s European product public affairs in both Germany and the U.K. He was a newspaper reporter and editor before joining Ford.