Another Jim Leaves Toyota, Farley Goes To Fordtingwall10/11/07 3:00pmFiled to: Industry NewsCharlie HolleranJim FarleyMark TrubyFordJim PressToyota18EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkToyota's lost another top American executive to Detroit. If you'll remember from way back in early September, Jim Press left Toyota as chief operating officer of North America for a gig at Chrysler as vice chairman in charge of knowing how to run an automaker. Now Toyota's lost their second Jim as twenty-year veteran marketing man Jim Farley (who is not at all related to Chris Farley actually is the cousin of Chris Farley — who knew?) is headed to Ford to become the automaker's first veep of marketing and communications — a new position that includes, you guessed it, marketing and communications. Ford CEO Alan Mulally has pinned his company's marketing as one of its greatest weaknesses and we hear Mulally's expecting big Jim to come in and make things ship-shape real quick-like. Since arriving at Ford about a year ago, one of Mulally's most publicized actions was bringing back the Taurus name — otherwise, not so much really in the whole "marketing" department. As for communications — they did hire that guy from the Detroit News. So we guess there's that. Oh, and they've got that guy with the Irish last name who never says anything ever — yeah, he's cool we guess. All we know is with that hair, this boy's gonna fit in just fine over in Dearborn. Full press release after the jump.