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Schrorer and Murphy Go to Chrysler

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., is expected to announce this afternoon that Jim Schrorer, VP-global marketing, and George Murphy,

Departures confirmed; destinations unclear
general marketing manager of Ford Division, resigned their posts Feb. 19. A Ford spokesman confirmed the departures of Messrs. Schrorer and Murphy and said the vacant jobs would be filled, but that it's too early to name successors.

Meanwhile, DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group said it hired the two executives for key marketing posts at the company's Auburn Hills, Mich, facility.

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A third key Ford exec, Robert Rewey, group VP-marketing and sales, is believed to be retiring soon; the Ford spokesman said Mr. Rewey's retirement "is not imminent." Attempts to reach several contacts at DaimlerChrysler were unsuccessful.

Mr. Schrorer joined Ford in October 1996 as exec director of the new marketing strategy and brand management office. He was promoted to his last post in June 1999. Mr. Murphy joined Ford Division in early 1999 from GE Lighting, where he had been VP-worldwide product management.

Copyright February 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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