Dean Stoneley is vice president of marketing sales and service for the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, appointed to the position in July 2010. During almost 20 years at Ford, Stoneley has held a variety of leadership roles in sales and marketing in Canada, the United States and South Africa.
Stoneley began his career at Ford in a series of sales positions within Ford of Canada’s Central, Pacific and Great Lakes regions before relocating to Dearborn as a marketing brand manager for Ford and Lincoln.
During his four years in Dearborn, Stoneley was responsible for numerous product launches including the Ford GT, Mustang, and Focus. He also led the Ford Fusion launch in Canada and received an award in 2006 from Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, in recognition of his success. Mulally also awarded Stoneley and his team with the 2007 global marketing award for “Fueling Growth in Canada.”
Prior to his current position, Stoneley was VP marketing at Ford of Canada where he launched a successful primary brand platform that drove substantial improvements in Ford brand perception. Over a 2-year period, Stoneley and the Ford Canada team were able to drive the Ford brand from #4 in the market to the #1 sales position. This was the first time in over 50 years that Ford became the best selling brand in Canada – a position it still holds to this day.
Stoneley’s passion for marketing extended to holding a seat on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), the largest marketing association in Canada.
Stoneley is married with three children; two girls and a boy. He enjoys music, photography, fine arts and is a car and motorcycle enthusiast.