After a five-year stint as its executive director of design, Ford
Motor Company has announced that on May 1, Peter Horbury (pictured on left) will return to his Volvo
roots to become that automaker's new vice president of design. Horbury's dynamic flair led the styling revolution first evidenced in Volvo's groundbreaking C70 and S80 models of the late '90s. In 2002, his design responsibilities expanded to include the Aston Martin
and Land Rover
marques, as well. In 2004, Horbury moved to the U.S. where he was charged with creating a new brand DNA for Lincoln
that can be seen in vehicles like the 2009 MKS, and the 2010 MKZ and MKT. Horbury's replacement will be Moray Callum (pictured on right), currently the director of design for cars, Ford Americas. Callum's prior experience includes stints in both Ford's American and European operations as well as time at Mazda
. According to J Mays, group vice president of design and chief creative officer, Ford Motor Company, Callum's new post will encompass prime responsibility for all of the automaker's car and truck
designs emanating from its North and South American studios as well overseeing the design process for Lincoln and Mercury products.