Moving Lewis Booth to Ford of Europe’s top job and replacing him at Mazda Motor Corp. with Hisakazu Imaki, plays to the strength of each executive. So says Mark Fields, chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Co.’s Premier Automotive Group, whose counsel was sought when the appointments were under consideration. “I was asked about my opinion on it. I supported it fully,” Fields tells Ward's. Lewis Booth Ford, which owns just over 33% of Japan-based Mazda, earlier this week named ...

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