Ford Motor Co.’s Vice Chairman Greg Smith, 54, will retire effective March 1, the company announces today (Feb. 10). No reason was given for the move, but Ford has promised to thin the ranks of its corporate leadership as part of its Way Forward plan. (See related story: Ford’s Way Forward Short of Specifics ) Smith, who has been with the company since 1973, will remain as a consultant for Ford. "Greg has contributed tremendously to Ford Motor Co. in many areas, including leading the ...

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