Honda News Update: Paul Ormond To Retire

Honda CEO Retires

Honda News Update: Paul Ormond To Retire. It has been announced that the head of Corporate Affairs at the Japanese car firm will leave at the end of 2013.

The car giant announced the reorganisation of management structure and that Rebecca Stead will replace Mr Ormond in Corporate Affairs and news has also been broken that Kate Saxton will be moving from her position in Public Relations at Honda (UK) to take up a new position on the PR team in Motor Europe. Rebecca Stead, it is reported, will continue to work along side Mr Ormond until Mr Ormond retires at the end of the year after being in the position of General Manager of Honda’s UK public relations operation for more than twenty years.

A familiar face in Honda Mr Ormond has worked through the creation of the Honda base in Swindon and has been the face of Honda in the UK for a number of years. He presided over the launch of many of the company’s iconic car models including the Civic type R and the NSX and S2000. As well as Britain’s first hybrid and hydrogen powered cars. He was also instrumental in paying a visit to Windsor castle with the Honda ASIMO robot.

Paul Ormond said that his career with Honda had been a great experience often posing great challenges but always offering great rewards in job satisfaction. He said that it was especially pleasurable to know and work with business and automotive journalists from all over the UK and Europe as well as members of the Guild of Motoring Writers, the many provincial motoring writers and those who had worked along side him in public relations. Mr Ormond will not be retiring and putting his feet up when he leaves Honda as in 2014 he is due to take up a new position at Scribbler Communications as an Advisor and Senior Consultant.

Rebecca Stead has been with Honda (UK) for fifteen years and was most recently in charge of the Southern Regional Sales Team.

Honda News Update

There have been more changes announced to the Honda UK team to include the promotion of Tom Hobbs and Ellie Ostinelli to PR Communications Managers. Tom will be the main contact for all motorcycles media enquires and Ellie for enquiries about cars. Dev Mistry has also been recruited on a one-year placement as part of his degree in PR that he is currently taking at Bournemouth University.

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