Ford's North America sales chief to retire


DETROIT, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday its North American sales and marketing chief Steve Lyons will retire, effective March 1. He will be succeeded by Cisco Codina, previously the president of the company's customer service division. Ford, which unveiled its restructuring plan on Monday, said the move contributes to its commitment of reducing its corporate officer ranks by about 12 percent by the end of the first quarter this year.

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