Bruce Blythe will retire Sept. 1 from Ford Motor Co., ending a yearlong tenure as the auto maker’s chief strategist. He will remain a consultant to the company and CEO Bill Ford Jr. The auto maker isn’t saying whether it will replace him in the position. “I expect him to continue to play a role in our strategic decisions from the outside as we go forward,” Bill Ford says. Blythe returned to the auto maker Sept. 10 to help map future strategy following a 10-year hiatus. During his ...

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