DEARBORN, MI. – The first order of business for Ford Motor Co.’s new product development guru is to huddle with fellow vice presidents Chris Theodore and J Mays and acquaint himself with existing programs. “First thing I want to do is sit down and spend a lot of time with Chris,” Philip R. Martens says of Ford’s vice president-North America product development. “He’s got some very good views on where he wants to go. And it’s everything from culture to value engineering to really getting ...

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