Business alumnus a driving force at Ford

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College alumnus David L. Schoch has been named chairman and CEO of Ford Motor China, according to Ford Motor Company. He also has been elected a company officer. In his new role, Schoch will oversee direct responsibility for the operations and business leadership of Ford Motor China. Schoch recently was named a member of the Lycoming College Board of Trustees.

“We have put in place aggressive expansion plans for Ford in China,” said Joe Hinrichs, group vice president and president, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa. “As Ford China enters into a phase of accelerated growth, Dave, with his unique combination of skills and experience, is well-suited to lead Ford China and take our expansion plans to the next level, including bringing four new plants online and launching 15 new vehicles by 2015. Dave’s appointment greatly strengthens our leadership team in China.”

Since joining Ford as a financial analyst in 1977, Schoch has held a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, he was controller, The Americas, a position has he held since Sept. 1, 2009. Prior to that, Schoch was executive director, Ford Canada, Mexico and South America Operations. He also served as chief financial officer and vice president of strategic planning for Ford of Europe and chief financial officer of Ford Asia-Pacific Operations.

Schoch earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Lycoming in 1973 and an MBA in finance from Temple University. Schoch and his wife, Carol (Marsland), also a 1973 Lycoming graduate, have three daughters.

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