Gc Bradley Gayton leaves Ford for Coca-Cola
Ford Motor named John Mellen its general counsel as Bradley Gayton (pictured) leaves for the Coca-Cola Company.
Mellen, Ford’s associate general counsel, has provided counsel in areas including safety and environmental regulatory compliance, labor and employment, occupational health and safety, and insurance. His appointment will take effect on Aug. 1. «John Mellen has been invaluable in advancing and protecting Ford as associate general counsel», said Jim Hackett, Ford’s president and CEO. «His wisdom and relationships will help sustain our ambition to build trust and generate superior value for customers and other stakeholders», he continued.
Gayton, who has been with Ford for 29 years, has accepted a position as senior vice president and general counsel at Atlanta-based Coca-Cola. His last day will be Aug. 31, affording several weeks for transition. «Bradley is an exceptional strategic business leader and advisor, and we’re grateful for everything he’s done», said Hackett. «His legal and administrative functions are world-class, partly because of how Bradley uses agile teams to operate most efficiently and create a rich environment for development».