Ford's highly influential head of design, J Mays, has announced that he'll be retiring from his position after 33 years in the industry, 16 of which were at the Dearborn, MI-based company. Upon departure, he'll be succeeded as group vice president of design by Moray Callum. If that last name sounds familiar, yes, he's the brother of Jaguar's Ian Callum.
has a new styling chief. Dutchman Laurens Van den Acker will be putting the rather cumbersome appliqué
"General Manager of the Design Division of Mazda Motor Corporation" on his office door, replacing Moray
Callum (design head since 2001) who has been appointed to Ford's automotive design director post.