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  PM.Zone 2004 Detroit Live 25--Ford's Premier Automotive Group - Popular Mechanics
At the 2004 North American International Auto Show, Ford's Premier Automotive Group (PAG) launches three new British and Swedish cars and one British truck.
DETROIT, Jan. 5--It's been a banner year for the Ford Motor Co.'s Premier Automotive Group, according to the man in charge, Mark Fields.
Fields tells the PM.Zone here this morning that his group's revenues for 2003 are up drastically from the year before.
www.popularmechanics.com /automotive/new_cars/1272961.html   (558 words)

  
  Premier Automotive Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PAG is based in London, and its North American Headquarters is in Irvine, California is the first Ford building, and the first building in Orange County, to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Ford's luxury car division Lincoln was part of the Premier Auto Group as well in the late 1990s, but was pulled out in 2002 as part of Ford's marketing strategy to seperate its "import" marques from its domestic ones.
PAG is currently headed by Lewis W.K. Booth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Premier_Automotive_Group   (340 words)

  
 AutoDealerDaily.com Industry Experts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Premier Automotive group is spread throughout the New Orleans metro area.
Since they were considering the entire groups advertising this was a major decision which could affect profits over the next several years and not to be taken lightly.
Premier Mitsubishi and Premier Kia of Kenner were affected the most from the decision to give up TV advertising and commit to a third party internet lead provider.
www.autodealerdaily.com /files/articles/ridgeway_commandment.htm   (719 words)

  
 Ford's Premier Automotive Group opens new headquarters; announces management changes
The move to Irvine, CA is now official for Ford Motor Company’s five luxury brands as Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle, group vice president, Ford Motor Company and president, Premier Automotive Group led the dedication ceremonies for the new headquarters on Friday, November 9.
PAG officials expect the move will enable the company to take advantage of southern California’s culture that is conducive for forward-thinking automotive designs.
Victor Doolan, PAG’s director of North American operations, told journalists on Friday that Thursday’s announcement certainly indicated that Ford was committed to the PAG strategy.
wardsdealer.com /ar/auto_fords_premier_automotive   (456 words)

  
 The Oakland Press: Auto/Business: Turnaround expected for premier group
Ford Motor Co.'s Premier Automotive Group now expects to lose money in the first quarter of 2005, extending the flow of red ink from the company's luxury-car unit.
Robert Shanks, vice president of finance and strategy for Ford of Europe and PAG, told a conference in Geneva sponsored by Merrill Lynch that PAG is on the mend in the wake of losses in 2004, triggered by the steep drop in the value of the dollar and problems at Jaguar.
PAG will benefit during subsequent quarters this year from the introduction of new products by Volvo, Range Rover, Jaguar and Aston Martin, he added.
www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/030305/bus_20050303013.shtml   (627 words)

  
 PREMIER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP TO FORM NEW DIVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2002 Premier Automotive Group - an enterprise of Ford Motor Company - is forming a new diversity advisory council to cover its four European marques (Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo).
Vic Doolan, Executive Director, Premier Automotive Group said, "We have been pleased with the progress made through the Jaguar and Volvo advisory councils but realized that we needed to extend our reach to cover all of our European marques.
In the fall of 2001, Premier Automotive Group established its new North American headquarters in Irvine, CA which helped to bring together the five marques within the group and the subsequent decision to form a new advisory council that would assist the four European marques.
media.ford.com /print_doc.cfm?article_id=11620   (389 words)

  
 Ford Discussion Forum for Mustang, Ford Trucks, and all models - Premier Automotive Group's British brands will merge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Volvo's role in a reshaped Premier Automotive Group is unclear.
Although Premier Automotive Group is expected to be a major contributor to Ford's turnaround, Ford is looking at ways to consolidate white-collar headcount at the British brands as well, a source said.
Potential buyers of any PAG models will be pleased to know that PAG President Wolfgang Reitzle has stated that improvements in quality of PAG products are paramount, especially for Land Rover models, and that such improvements are a necessary outcome of the investment.
www.fordforums.com /showthread.php?t=8514   (888 words)

  
 Volvo News Pages
Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman of the Premier Automotive Group, said that strong growth in North America was key to the long-term success of the group's marques.
The Executive Director of the Premier Automotive Group, Vic Doolan, said Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover were a very natural fit.
Howard Mosher said: "With the implementation of the Premier Automotive Group strategy in North America it is clear that a new organization structure is required.
new.volvocars.com /news/press_page12.html   (864 words)

  
 Ward's Auto World: PAG Losses Mount - Ford Motor Co.'s Premier Automotive Group - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only disappointment comes from Ford's Premier Automotive Group, which reports losses of $88 million, vs. $70 million in red ink year-ago.
PAG's poor showing is a direct result of a weak overall performance at U.K-based Jaguar Cars, which continued to reel from the delayed launch of its flagship XJ sedan.
Ford is not retreating from previous predictions that PAG will contribute up to one-third of its overall profits in the future.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3165/is_5_39/ai_101567580   (374 words)

  
 Ward's Auto World: PAG is a Sideshow - Premier Automotive Group - Brief Article - Column   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PAG is a Sideshow - Premier Automotive Group - Brief Article - Column
The Premier Automotive Group keeps coming up, even with the Wolfman on his way out, so let me make this perfectly clear:
I was talking to Susan Jacobs, the luxury car analyst (Jacobs & Associates), and she was saying, too, that Ford's PAG growth and profit forecasts were fantasies.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3165/is_2002_June_1/ai_88681583   (481 words)

  
 Premier Automotive Group combines North American Operations
Ford Motor Company’s luxury division, the Premier Automotive Group, is creating a single organization for the American operations of its three British lines – Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin.
The Executive Director of the Premier Automotive Group, Vic Doolan, says of the move, "They all share a similar culture and philosophy combined with a product range that is complementary and with virtually no overlap.
Although Volvo and Lincoln Mercury are not included in the move, the Premier Automotive Group is forming another group that includes each of the Premier brands to provide other shared services including human resources, finance, information technology and retail transformation.
wardsdealer.com /ar/auto_premier_automotive_group_3   (537 words)

  
 International Automotive Research Centre
The briefing was given by PAG head Bob Dover (Chairman and chief executive officer of Jaguar and Land Rover), Nick Paul (Chairman of the Regional Development agency Advantage West Midlands), and Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya (Director of the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick).
One of the Warwick Manufacturing Group's key partners in the new Centre will be Premier Automotive Group - Ford Motor Company's premium vehicle business group made up of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo.
Premier Automotive Group's Bob Dover, said: "Warwick Manufacturing Group is one of the invaluable partners delivering not just a centre of excellence for technology transfer, but also the right people - a stream of first rate, outstanding engineers whose skills help keep the industry at the forefront of technology".
www.wmg.warwick.ac.uk /iarc   (569 words)

  
 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research: Improve your new-car sales, now!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Troy J. Duhon, owner and operator of Toyota of New Orleans/Premier Automotive Group, is a native of New Orleans and attended Louisiana State University.
Duhon is the owner and operator of one of the largest dealer groups in the Metro New Orleans Area.
Duhon has been with Advanta-STAR since its’ inception in 1991, and as the Premier Automotive Group continues to expand, Advanta-STAR will continue to be an integral part of his company’s growth.
www.advantastar.com /dealerprofile.html   (349 words)

  
 Off the Beaten Path - The Car Connection
So, though they are at the premier end of our business, they are not all at the larger end of our (lineup).
We have aggressive growth plans for the Premier Automotive Group, a target of 1 million-plus.
But even more, it helps us maintain the brand essence of the other Premier Automotive Group marques, because it allows them to grow where it is more natural for them to grow.
www.thecarconnection.com /Auto_News/Profiles_QA/Off_the_Beaten_Path.S193.A1545.html   (854 words)

  
 MPH Magazine - Ford Announces Leadership Appointments   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mark Fields, executive vice president, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group, is named executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas.
Lewis Booth, group vice president for Ford Motor Company and chairman and CEO for Ford of Europe, was elected executive vice president, Ford of Europe and Premier Automotive Group.
John Fleming, a Company vice president and president of Ford of Europe, was elected group vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president and CEO, Ford of Europe.
www.mph-online.com /web/prtranslated/0085   (820 words)

  
 The Premier Difference - About Premier Automotive Group
Whether you are in New Orleans, Kenner, Metairie or anywhere else in the Gulf South we hope you will give a member of the Premier family the opportunity to make your acquaintance, earn your business and serve your family.
The Premier Automotive Group is an equal opportunity employer.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Premier team, visit our Employment Opportunities page to view open positions and inquire further.
www.premierautomotive.com /about_us.htm   (258 words)

  
 Scoop: Premier Automotive Group Personnel Announcement
Premier Automotive Group announced today that Russell Reynolds is returning to the country to take up a position as Director of the Premier Automotive Group, New Zealand.
The Premier Automotive Group is the collection of marques owned and administered by the Ford Motor Company.
Russell's career in the automotive industry spans almost 40 years, and manufacturers that he has worked for include Nissan, BMW and Jaguar.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/BU0203/S00094.htm   (837 words)

  
 Forbes.com: Rethinking Ford's Move Into Luxury
In March 1999, when Ford's (nyse: F - news - people) balance sheet sagged with almost $30 billion in cash, the firm's then Chief Executive Jacques Nasser--who was recently fired--bought Volvo cars (not including the heavy-truck operation) for $6.45 billion.
The group is headquartered in London because its head, Wolfgang Reitzle, the ex-BMW executive, prefers London to Dearborn, Mich., where Ford is headquartered.
PAG also has headquarters in Orange County, Calif., because at one time Ford thought it wise to get Lincoln in tune with Southern California culture.
www.forbesimg.com /2001/11/19/1119flint.html   (814 words)

  
 Can Premier Automotive Group Answer the Call to Save Ford?
And together, PAG brands Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln and Volvo have the potential — by 2005 —; to increase Ford's automotive pre-tax margins by 13%, says the Merrill Lynch report.
But PAG is poised to rush the utilitarian luxury segments with at least three products — one each from Lincoln, Volvo and Land Rover.
Her promotion from PAG marketing director to general manager Jaguar-North America caused a stir in the media but no discernable buzz among Jaguar's rank and file.
wardsautoworld.com /ar/auto_premier_automotive_group_2   (2920 words)

  
 NIKI LAUDA ANNOUNCED AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF NEW PREMIER PERFORMANCE DIVISION
The Premier Performance Division will be the motor sport arm of the Premier Automotive Group, the Ford Motor Company business group responsible for Jaguar, Aston Martin, Volvo, Land Rover and Lincoln.
Pi Group Ltd., is headquartered in Cambridge in the UK with a further three locations in the United States.
Pi Group employs 275 people at its locations in the UK and the United States and has an annual turnover of £30m.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2001/04/19/018833.html   (705 words)

  
 Ford Motor Company Opens Headquarters For Premier Automotive Group in California
Designed and developed by Ford Motor Land Services Corporation, the Premier Automotive Group building integrates several ``sustainable design'' practices to create an environmentally sound and resource-efficient building.
It is a reflection of every aspect of a company, from its style and personality to its operations and people,'' said Reitzle.
The 300,000-square-foot North American Premier Automotive Group headquarters includes a product development wing and a conference center on the ground floor, can house about 800 people and includes a vehicle display area, fitness center and cafe.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2001/11/09/032259.html   (853 words)

  
 Column: Stick/Shift - Is Geography Destiny? - 04/00
In late February, Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle, formerly of BMW AG (where he’d worked for 23 years), now group vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president of its Premier Automotive Group (i.e.
Isn’t there a danger that by putting all of the Premier Automotive Group marquees under the same roof may lead to a blurring of the cultural distinctiveness that has provided their value?
Automotive Design & Production, autofieldguide.com and all contents are properties of Gardner Publications, Inc.
www.autofieldguide.com /columns/0400stic.html   (679 words)

  
 Irvine, California Lands Ford's Premier Automotive Group (PAG) Headquarters - Site Selection Online Insider
Irvine Lands Ford's PAG HQ Call it another strong shot of "Motown West": On the heels of Lincoln-Mercury's historic move 18 months ago, Ford Motor Co. (www.ford.com) has announced that it's also locating its Premier Automotive Group (PAG) headquarters in Irvine, Calif.
Volvo announced, as part of the PAG headquarters project, that it will relocate to California the executive management, sales, marketing, communications and corporate service functions that are currently located in Rockleigh, N.J. Volvo expects some 150 jobs to be relocated to Irvine.
The PAG headquarters marks another big win for both the city and the state.
www.siteselection.com /ssinsider/bbdeal/bd000403.htm   (914 words)

  
 Press Releases: Premier Automotive Group to Collaborate with University of Warwick
Premier Automotive Group to Collaborate with University of Warwick
Agreement has been reached for a long-term collaboration between the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick and the Premier Automotive Group.
Warwick Manufacturing Group, part of the University of Warwick, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Premier Automotive Group the Ford owned company of prestige marques, which consist of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln and Volvo.
www.warwick.ac.uk /news/pr/university/383   (347 words)

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