DEARBORN, MI – There’s a new adjective in vogue at Ford Motor Co. world headquarters: intelligent. The word reverberates from the crowded news conference where retired executive Allan Gilmour is introduced as the auto maker’s new vice chairman and chief financial officer to a trackside tête-à-tête with a key executive. Allan Gilmour “It’s the easiest thing in the world to cut costs,” says Bill Ford Jr., chairman and CEO. “But to do it intelligently so that the customer ...

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