Top ex-Ford exec Randy Ortiz named CEO of Carmoza Auto Transport
Randy Ortiz, former top Sales Executive of Ford Motor Company’s U.S. business unit, is revving up Carmoza Auto Transport’s all-star management team as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Ortiz initially joined Carmoza as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in April. His new role will take him beyond an advisory role and straight to the business’s daily front lines.
“Randy was hands-on from the beginning, even as a Director on our Board, and his extensive experience at Ford makes him a perfect fit to take auto transporting to a whole new level of professionalism,” said Carmoza President Peter Fong.
“Auto industry de-stocking, as the result of addressing overcapacity issues, has created some unique inventory management challenges for auto manufacturers and dealers alike,” Ortiz said. “Carmoza’s vision is to be the gold standard of auto transport companies that can get the right car, to the right place, at the right time to meet consumer demand.”
“I am honored to be selected to lead such a dynamic team and be united with great business partners like Pat Croce, Eustace Mita and Peter Fong,” Ortiz added.
Founded in 2010, Carmoza is a national auto transport company that provides timely and cost-efficient vehicle transport. The company is led by Ortiz; Pat Croce, dynamic businessman and former Philadelphia 76ers president; Chrysler Brand’s former president and CEO Peter Fong; and short-term trading cycle technology innovator Eustace Mita.
“I’ve worked for Randy in the past and his leadership skills and results speak for themselves,” Fong said.
As Ford’s top U.S. Sales Executive, Ortiz oversaw all of Ford’s Sales, Production, Distribution and Dealership activities before his retirement in March. He also led the team that grew Ford’s market share for the first time in 14 years and helped restore Ford’s North American Business Unit to profitability.
Ortiz also served as Executive Director and General Manager of Ford Worldwide Direct Market Operations in charge of product development, marketing, sales and service in 117 international markets. He led the development of FordDirect, Ford Motor Company’s highly successful online shopping joint venture with Ford’s U.S. Dealer body.
“I’ve seen Randy in action with employees and dealers and was always impressed with his leadership ability,” said Pat Croce, Carmoza Chairman. “I am psyched to have the Michael Jordan of the automotive space leading our team. His leadership, experience, passion and vision are truly championship-caliber.”
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