Mazda taps ex-Land Rover exec to lead

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Mazda Motor Corp., Hiroshima, Japan, named former Land Rover North America President-CEO Charles Hughes, 55, to be president-CEO of Mazda North American Operations, Irvine, Calif., effective Oct. 1. He succeeds Richard Beattie, now VP-investor relations, Ford Motor Co. Ford has a controlling interest in Mazda and acquired Land Rover earlier this year. Mr. Hughes has been consulting since leaving Land Rover last year. He previously held top marketing jobs at Volkswagen of America, Porsche Cars North America and Audi of America and had a stint at Doyle Dane Bernbach, New York. Doner, Southfield, Mich., handles Mazda.

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