SOUTHFIELD, MI- AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization that works with a range of manufacturing companies and service providers to help them operate at peak performance, has appointed Jim VanSlambrouck, director, Ford Motor Co., to its board of directors.

VanSlambrouck currently serves as director-Americas product development quality at Ford, and is primarily responsible for delivery of product life cycle quality excellence, through the cross functional team ofproduct development, manufacturing and supplier technical assistance. He also is responsible for global leadership on quality delivery across the productdevelopment functions.