John Mendel

Torrance, Calif. February 10, 2005

John W. Mendel is senior vice president, automobile operations of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., responsible for Product Planning, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Distribution for both Honda and Acura Automobile Divisions. Prior to joining American Honda in December 2004, Mendel served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Mazda North American Operations.

Mendel began his career with Ford Motor Co., U.S. operations in 1976 and held numerous sales and marketing positions within Lincoln Mercury and Ford Customer Service. He was appointed major markets/dealer advertising manager in 1990, and regional operations manager in Chicago in 1992. Mendel served as regional manager for Ford's San Francisco and Los Angeles operations from 1993 through 1998. He served as director of marketing with Ford of Britain from 1999 to 2002.

Mendel has undergraduate degrees in business and economics and an MBA from Duke University.