Ford Hires New Manager to Oversee EcoBoost Production

The over-discussed EcoBoost engine, the one which is said to reach new fuel consumption and CO2 emissions milestones, is playing a very important role in Ford's market strategy so the company struggles to make sure everything goes according to the plan. For instance, Ford announced today that Charles Binger takes leadership over the Cleveland facility as the new site manager, replacing Jan Allman who was named the plant manager at Chicago Assembly Plant.

“As the first plant to manufacture EcoBoost engines, Cleveland Engine is an essential part of Ford's strategy to bring a new generation of fuel-efficient vehicles to consumers,” said Jim Tetreault, vice president, North American Manufacturing. “Charlie’s leadership will help deliver the same outstanding quality in our new engines that we've come to expect from the plant’s current products.”

Binger will be mostly responsible for the production of the EcoBoost powerplants which are said to reduce fuel consumption by about 20 percent and CO2 emissions by 15 percent compared to bigger engines. Furthermore, these particular engines are said to provide almost the same power as their larger displacement counterparts, with many Ford models likely to be powered by them.

Cleveland Plant No. 1 will become the first Ford’s production plant in the world to manufacture the new EcoBoost engines, while Cleveland Plant No. 2 is now focused on the production of Ford's popular 3.0-liter V-6 engines.

“The new technology that’s been invested in the plant is key to our ability to produce world-class powertrains," said Binger. "With a workforce that’s been highly-trained in quality processes and our flexible manufacturing systems, quality is built into the process from start to finish.”
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