DEARBORN – As Ford Motor Co. celebrates its centennial, pause is given to management teams of the past. And the post-war “Whiz Kids” – ex-servicemen assembled by Henry Ford II – spring to mind. Compared with this group, the current team is no less competent, says Chairman and CEO Bill Ford Jr. Only the image is different. Bill Ford Jr. says his presence has been stabilizing influence on the company. “It’s more like grumpy old men,” he tells analysts, referring to the lineup ...

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