FormerMotor Co. Chief Financial Officer Ed Lundy died Oct. 2 at the age of 92.
Lundy was best known as one of ‚ÄúThe Whiz Kids,‚ÄĚ a group of 10 U.S. Army Air Force officers that was credited for leadingout of potential financial ruin following World War II.
Lundy retired in 1979, but stayed on as a member of the board of directors until 1985.
Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. credits Lundy for the visionary leadership he brought to the auto maker.
‚ÄúEd Lundy was a true pioneer in business and is a celebrated figure in Ford history,‚ÄĚ he says in a statement. ‚ÄúHired by the company in 1946 as one of ‚ÄėThe Whiz Kids,‚Äô he was a consummate professional, role model and leader. During his 33 years of service, Ed Lundy re-wrote the rules of finance in the auto industry. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.‚ÄĚ