Ford shuffles design teams following Stephen Mattin's departure
1 April 2009

Ford has shuffled its design line-up, appointing Peter Horbury to head up Volvo's design team and putting Moray Callum in charge of its American operations.

Horbury fills the slot vacated by Stephen Mattin, whose departure from the company was announced this week.

Mattin quits as Volvo design boss.

Horbury is returning to his roots at Volvo, where he first made his name with the S40, the V40, the S60, the XC90 and then the C30. He then was executive director of design studios at Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo and Aston Martin.

He moved to Ford’s Americas unit in 2004 and also made a mark on Lincoln’s line-up, leading the design of the 2009 MKS, the 2010 MKZ and its new crossover, the MKT.

Callum moved to Ford’s Americas unit from Mazda as Horbury's deputy in 2006. He has been with Ford since 1988, after stints with Chrysler and Peugeot Citroën. He has worked on a range of vehicles, including the 1998 Super Duty pickup and the Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale concept.

In 2001, Callum was named to lead Mazda design, where he helped shape the 2003 Mazda 3, the 2005 MX-5 and more recently, the 2008 Mazda 6. Callum was replaced at Mazda by Laurens van den Acker, who announced his departure today

Mazda design boss quits

He also left his fingerprints on a number of critical 2010 cars, including the Mustang, the Taurus and the Fusion.

The moves will take effect on 1 May.

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